Report Workshop is a useful component for building rich reports in Delphi. This component has expanded its capabilities by adding new commands to RichViewActions. It also provides you with dialogs for editing the specifications of the report document, which you can use to specify the shape and icon of the report without engaging with the code. Using this component, you can design a variety of tables with rows and columns in different colors and styles. You can define the tables nested. After applying various settings, to generate a report using this component, you only need to run the Execure () method. This component supports various types of database engines by providing different data providers and is now able to work with all FireDAC, dbExpress, ADO / dbGo, Interbase Express, BDE, AbsoluteDB, NexusDB, DBISAM, ElevateDB, UniDAC databases.
There are many reporting components for Delphi that are generally divided into two different groups. One group is the components that make the report in a graphical environment and the other group is based on text engines. The first category usually makes up a larger share of the components. In this type of components, the developer can position various objects such as tags, images, shapes, text boxes, etc. with the mouse in the reporting environment at the time of design and without entering the coding environment.
But this day also has its drawbacks. One of the disadvantages is that the user is dependent on the design environment, ie he has to take the time to learn the reporting environment. Due to this, Report Workshop has a graphical environment very similar to standard software such as Word, open office, so that 90% of its components can be found in advanced editors. Another disadvantage of reporting components is the impossibility of easily changing the created report. Report Workshop has also solved this problem. In this component, both the report format and the final result can be fully edited at any time. In addition, the final report can include a link to another part of the report, which is very important for building lists.
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