Can Active Reports 2 be configured to work with a flat file without ado or rdo?

Posted by: galois on 18 March 2021, 7:33 am EST

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    Posted 18 March 2021, 7:33 am EST


    Can the standard ide or a custom one, be configured to work directly with an Excel or CSV or other text file, without requiring an rdo or ado object?

  • Posted 18 March 2021, 7:05 pm EST


    New versions of AR are application to bind the report directly with CSV files. I suggest you to upgrade to the latest version so the achieve your requirement.



  • Posted 18 March 2021, 11:57 pm EST

    Thanks Mohit,

    But I recently purchased Active Reports 2. I’ll purchase the .net version soon, but I’m not doing that immediately after the first report writer.

    So I think the answer is no, the legacy AR 2 depends solely on database components, and can’t be coaxed into stepping through spreadsheets, csv, or tab-delimited files.

    I do have a fairly recent copy of ReportEase. The default version works with csv files, with a little coding. I’ll use that, for the time being.

  • Posted 21 March 2021, 3:36 pm EST


    In AR2, you can’t directly bind the CSV with report.

    I recently purchased Active Reports 2.

    From whom you have purchased AR2 now. It is a legacy product now. It is out of maintenance mode now. Hence, we do not provide support for the same or no bug fixing will be done in the same. I would recommend you use the latest version of ActiveReports i.e ActiveReports 15. Please refer to the following link for more information:



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