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Web Report Properties

This topic describes the properties of a Web Report object.

Property Name Description
General
Default Format for Viewing Report Specifies the default format in which to view the report on Server. The default behavior is to adopt the format setting on Server. If you select a specific format, you can further configure the format options. Choose an option from the drop-down list.
  • <Server Setting> - Select to adopt the format setting on Server.
  • HTML - Select to view the report in HTML. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the HTML Option dialog box.
  • PDF - Select to view the report in PDF. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the PDF Option dialog box.
  • Excel - Select to view the report in Excel. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the Excel Option dialog box.
  • Text - Select to view the report in Text. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the Text Option dialog box.
  • RTF - Select to view the report in RTF. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the RTF Option dialog box.
  • XML - Select to view the report in XML. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the XML Option dialog box.
  • PostScript - Select to view the report in PostScript. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the PostScript Option dialog box.
  • Web Report - Select to view the report in Web Report Studio. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to configure the format options in the Web Report Option dialog box.

Note icon This property only controls the results of reports you run from the interface directly, but has no effect on the results of advanced reports or scheduled reports.

Data type: Enumeration

Result Buffer
Result Buffer Size Specifies the number of the report result pages to store in the buffer. The default size 4 indicates Logi Report Engine allocates four pages of the report result to the result buffer, and stores the other pages on disk. If you have enough memory, you can increase the result buffer size to store more pages of the report result, so that you can get better performance.

Data type: Integer

Others
Click Priority Specifies the priority of the actions to be triggered at runtime when users select on certain objects which are bound with some actions in the report. Select the ellipsis Ellipsis button in the value cell to set the priority in the Click Priority dialog box.

Data type: String

New Content of v18Constrained Data Specifies whether to constrain users to use the business views the report applies only, if they need to add more data components into the report at runtime.

Data type: Boolean

Embedded Fonts Specifies the True Type Fonts that you want to embed in the PDF output of the report, if you have used TTF in the report. You can select multiple fonts from the value drop-down list by pressing the Ctrl or Shift key. For more information, see Delivering TTF Result in PDF.

Data type: String

No Temp File Specifies whether to create temporary files for the report. You gain faster performance if you do not create the temporary files (true), while have better accuracy in data calculation with the temporary files (false).

Data type: Boolean

On Parameter Value Change Specifies the formulas for validating the parameter values in the report. After you specify the formulas, when users change the parameter values at runtime, Logi Report Engine passes the values to the formulas first for validation: if the values are valid, Logi Report Engine applies them to the parameters; otherwise, it displays the messages you define in the formulas. Choose the view elements in the business view the web report uses which are mapped to the required formulas from the drop-down list (to select multiple view elements, use the Ctrl or Shift key on the keyboard, then select outside of the value cell to confirm).

For example, for a String type parameter which requires a value that is of 4-7 characters, you can define a formula like this:

if(length(@P_String) > 8 ) "The value is too long."
else if (length(@P_String) < 3 ) "The value is too short."
else ""

Then, when users specify a string value of 9 characters to the parameter, Logi Report Engine displays the message "The value is too long.".

Note icon When you define the formula, you need to make it return a blank string for valid parameter values.

Data type: Object Array

Page Background Specifies the background color of the report page. Choose a color from the drop-down list or select Custom to customize a color in the Pick a Color dialog box. You can also type a hexadecimal RGB value (for example, 0xff0000) to specify a color.

Data type: String

New Content of v18Remove Extra Characters from First Line

Specifies whether to remove the quotation marks and commas from the first line of the report's Text and CSV outputs.

Data type: Boolean

Style Group Specifies the style group for the report.

When you use the report as a linked report, if you select "Pass style group information down to linked report" while defining the link condition, the report inherits the style group from the primary report; if you do not select that option, it applies the style group that you specify for the property.

Data type: String

Suppress Object Space If Not Exported Specifies whether to suppress the space for holding the objects in the output of the report, if you have specified to exclude them from exporting.

Data type: Boolean

Excel
Columned

Specifies whether to turn on the properties related with exporting the report to a columned file, such as Excel and CSV.

Data type: Boolean

New Content of v18Full Fill and Border Specifies whether to apply background color and display border for empty cells in the Excel output of the report, using the format you have specified in the report template. This property takes effect when you export the report to Excel using Report Format or Column Format; and if you use Column Format, the Columned property of the report should be "false".

Data type: Boolean

No Page Break If you set the property to "true", there are no page breaks on each individual sheet when you export the report to Excel using Column Format. This means the column headings appear just at the top of the Excel spreadsheet and are not repeated throughout the report; while, if the report breaks to a new sheet, the page header displays once again.

Data type: Boolean

Critical icon Exporting a report to an Excel file without page breaks means the split pages are technically merged within the Excel sheet, which could bring the following results and limitations:

  • In the Excel output, only one page header panel and one page footer panel in a banded object can display in each sheet. Only the first banded page header and the last banded page footer display in the output. As for tables, Logi Report Engine only exports the first table header and the last table footer.
  • You cannot get a continuous table or banded object if the report tab contains other objects in horizontal locations. Logi Report Engine exports all split parts of a horizontal table vertically.
  • Merging tables or crosstabs together extends the Excel sheet, which may cover other objects if they happen to be in the extended direction. Merging crosstabs together might extend the column/row index over the Excel sheet range, so you may lose the report part which is out of this range in the output.
  • If a whole merged crosstab gets quite large, it might cause an out of memory error during the export process.
New Content of v18Sheet Name Specifies the sheet name for the report in the Excel output.

Data type: String

Note icon Excel does not support using the following characters in the sheet name: "|", ":", "/", "?", "\", "*", "]", "[", and the single quotation mark (') as the last character either. If you use any one of them in the value of the property, Excel replaces it with "_".

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