Report generator FastReport VCL is a modern solution for integrating Business Intelligence in your software. It has been created for developers who want to use ready-made components for reporting. FastReport VCL, with its simplicity of use, convenience and small distribution size is able to provide high functionality and perfomance on almost any modern PC.
Why did Embarcadero Technologies and thousands of other world leading companies choose to support FastReport?
The multitude of features and ease of use! Let's list the benefits which FastReport VCL offers!
New fill types available in the Memo object: gradient and glass.
Memo object can have several highlight conditions. The highlight condition now includes the following style settings: frame, font, fill and an object visibility. You may turn on and off each setting.
Memo object can have several format settings. When a Memo object contains multiple expressions in a text, you may specify a format for each expression.
Added Filter property to data bands. You may filter out data rows without using a script.
Changes in the report file format: collections like datasets, variables, formats, highlights are written as nested properties for better readability. Old files (FR VCL 3 and 4) are fully supported.
Added MouseEnter, MouseLeave events to report objects.
Added Visibility property (set of flags - vsPreview, vsPrint, vsExport)
New 2D barcodes - PDF417, DataMatrix and QR-code.
New barcodes - Code128, EAN128 with auto encoding.
New interactive report types: detail report and detail page. When you click an interactive object, a new report is built and displayed in a separate tab in the preview window.
Added interactivity in the Chart object. Clicking on a chart element, you may build a detail report.
Improved font embedding in the PDF export: font subset is embedded instead of a whole font. This will significantly reduce a file size.
New exports: HTML5 (div), DOCX, XLSX, PPTX.
Improvements in RTF, XLS, XML, HTML, ODF exports: support of different frame lines in a single Memo object.
New icons in the designer and preview windows.
Improved appearance of the Data tree: new icons for different field types.
New/improved dialogs: highlight, frame, fill, hyperlink editors.
Fast and reliable engine for report production
Yes, that is what heavy corporate reporting requires! FastReport is specifically optimized for speed and every day proves itself on heavy workloads in real businesses! If your clients want to get reports quickly - then they just need FastReport!
- Band-oriented report generator. A wide range of band types allows the creation of any kind of report
- Code-based reports
- Multi-page and multi-template reports
- Cross-tabs allow creation of tabular reports with complex row and column headers from a single dataset, either a table or a query. (For full OLAP reports, we suggest you use FastReport OLAP instead)
- Interactive reports
And all of these features can be combined in a single report!
- Powerful modern editor which includes a large set of tools for visually designing and modifying report templates
- Can be incorporated into your application to give users their own report design!
- Clean and simple classic interface - business users like to work with the designer straight away, without taking six months of orientation!
- Report Wizard - even easier than using the visual designer - step by step report creation!
- Separate tabs for "Design", "Data" and "Code" - a full-featured report development environment!
Security We place great importance on the protection of your data.
- Source code. Professional and Enterprise Editions of the product include all the source code for FastReport. This is very beneficial for companies that want to adapt the product to their own special needs. Avoid ‘rogue’ components and be in full control of all your software code, giving you absolute security!
- Reports only have access to data specified by your application and data can be made read only
- Encrypted templates and reports (by Rijndael-like algorithm). Data can protected by a secure document password
- Web-based reports support the use of secure channels
Be confident in the security and confidentiality of your reports!
Flexibility and Interactivity
- Built-in script shell that supports 4 languages: PascalScript, C++ Script, BasicScript and JScript
- Interactive forms, drill-down (drop) reports, call another report with detailed information from the preview window with one mouse click
- Flexible and open architecture. If FastReport doesn’t do enough for you, you can enhance it by creating and connecting your own objects (export filters, functions and database engines) to your reports
- Inheritance of report templates
- Reports can be independent of your application, so the application does not require recompilation when a user requires changes in a report
Any kind of data.
- FastReport supports many libraries for database access: ADO, BDE, DBX, IBX and FIBPlus, so providing access to practically all databases, including Oracle and many third-party libraries
- Data generated within your application
- Passing out of both static and dynamic records
- UNICODE. Reports can use any language in the world, and even multiple languages simultaneously, maintaining true internationality!
- The FastReport interface is localized for fourteen languages
- The file format allows reports to be translated at a local level
- Documentation and help files are available in English, German, Polish and Russian.