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ActiveReportsJS Designer: Overview

The ActiveReportsJS Designer is an intuitive designer that extracts the data and prepares it for visualization in the form of reports.

The designer includes Properties Mode - separately for basic and advanced properties with extensive configuration options for report elements, a Report Explorer with tree view of report controls, a Group Editor for Tablix data region to manage data in groups, and so on.


  • Report Controls

    The Page Report and RDL Report toolbox group offers a number of report controls and data regions to control vizualizations while creating a report. See Report Controls for more information.

  • Data Source

    The designer uses JSON data source to build reports, which is light-weight and text based readable format. Apart from .json files, any file with valid JSON can be used as a data source. See Data Binding for more information.

  • Expressions

    Expressions are used to set the value of a control in the report, or set conditions under which certain styles apply. See Expressions for more information.

  • Parameters

    Parameters can be used in dataset queries, You can add a single or multi value parameter, choose to prompt the user to enter the parameter or hide the parameter completely. See Parameters for more information.

  • Interactive Reporting

    ActiveReportsJS Designer supports features like drill-down, drill-through, links, and sorting to provide an interactive look to your reports at run time. Interactive reporting provides flexibility to the users to dynamically work with reports.