Telerik Report Server supports the following data sources: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, OLE DB or ODBC databases, CSV, JSON, ADO.NET, Web services, OLAP cube using Microsoft Analysis Services. For developers, we support business objects loaded from .NET Framework assemblies.
Yes, you can integrate any server report in .NET or HTML5 applications, however, a Telerik Reporting license is required for each developer implementing the report viewers embedding. Existing DevCraft Complete and DevCraft Ultimate users already have Telerik Reporting licenses.
Yes, you can.
Report Server works with declarative report definitions which are .trdx, .trdp, and .trbp files created using the Standalone Report Designer or the Web Report Designer. Such reports may be uploaded directly.
To upload compiled reports created with the Visual Studio Report Designer you need to first open the report library dll in the Standalone Report Designer and save the contained reports in declarative report format.
Yes, Telerik Report Server supports re-branding. It can be set up easily in the management app Settings. You can change the color schema of the web app and embed your own brand. This will affect the Standalone Report Designer as well.
Telerik Report Server enables you to access reports from any device and has built-in caching capabilities for better performance and fast loading of the reports.
Telerik Report Server has built-in user and user roles management giving you the ability to determine the permission for each user, so you rest assured that the data viewed in reports is protected. Now it supports WebForms/Local provider and AD FS.
Telerik Report Server offers built-in scheduling capabilities. This feature allows you to set the following automated tasks: pre-render the report document and/or send it via email with a few clicks. Alternatively, you can set data alert which will allow you to set a condition if the task should be executed.
Telerik Report Server backend uses Telerik Reporting Engine for processing the reports. This, with combination of the Report Designer, gives you one of the most feature-full and easy to use tools for building Ad-hoc reports, that are pixel perfect and print ready. You can bind your reports to virtually any data source and export them to 20+ offline formats, such as PDF, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, TIFF, PNG and other image formats, as well as to CSV or XML.
No, you don’t need to buy Telerik Reporting license(s) to use the Telerik Report Server. The Telerik Report Server has everything you need in its standalone distribution - the Telerik Report Designer for authoring the reports as well as the web interface for managing the reports and the server settings.
It includes one deployment of the Telerik Report Server to a production environment accessible from a single web domain plus 15 Client Acess Licenses (CALs). You may find the purchasing options at https://www.telerik.com/purchase/report-server.
Client Access Licenses (CALs) give authorized access to the Telerik Report Server instance. Authorized access, either by providing username and password or using a single sign-on, is required for the following activities that exercise the Report Server:
Use the Report Server Manager to manage the Report Server assets like reports, users, scheduled tasks, etc.;
Use the Standalone Report Designer or the Web Report Designer to edit or author reports;
Use a report viewer control embedded in an application to connect to the Report Server and render a server report document for preview and export;
Use an application that exercises the Report Server APIs to manage the server assets or generate a report document on the server.
Unauthorized access to the Report Server is only allowed when previewing or exporting reports accessible by the Guest account either by using a report URL or an embedded report viewer control.
Administrators assign the available CALs by adding users on the Report Server with appropriate roles and permissions.
What is the Guest account?
The Guest account is an impersonated user account that allows unauthorized access to the Report Server. The sole purpose of the Guest account is to enable previewing and exporting particular report documents rendered on the server either by using a report URL or an embedded report viewer control.
The target reports must be accessible from the Guest account.
An administrator should enable the Guest user on the server. The Guest account is not considered a CAL.