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  1. Pivot: Interactive Pivot Table reports in web based report designer

    This idea is for the ability to use interactive pivot tables like the pivot table in excel in a report where the user can interactively change the rows & column groupings. Note this idea is for interactive pivot analysis, but there is a separate idea for static crosstab/matrix layout in a report at http://community.activereportsserver.com/forums/115455-discussion-forum/suggestions/2853165-pivot-crosstab-matrix-in-a-report-static-

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    • Add pie charts to graph types in web-based report designer

      Pie charts are one of the most requested graph types by our customers

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      • 12 votes
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          Scott WillekeScott Willeke responded

          Currently Gantt charts are not on our roadmap. We will consider adding them based on votes in this forum.

        • Sorting on multiple columns

          When designing reports using the web based report designer, it would be helpful if tables can be sorted on multiple columns - e.g. by surname and then forename

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            under review  ·  Scott WillekeScott Willeke responded

            We’re considering this one. I’d love to know if other customers out here are interested. If so please vote!

          • Pivot: Crosstab / Matrix in a Report (static) using the web based report designer

            This idea is for the ability to have a static "crosstab" or "matrix" layout in a report. Note there is a separate idea for interactive pivoting at http://community.activereportsserver.com/forums/115455-discussion-forum/suggestions/2853169-pivot-interactive-pivot-table

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            • HTML End User Designer for AR 9

              It would be usefull to have the HTML End User Designer from Report Server also in AR9, because we use ASP.NET MVC and some other companies (DevExpress) have such an HTML Designer also in there "normal" Reporting not only for Server Reports...

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              • Report Storage/Naming

                There needs to be a way to separate reports out into actual folder like structures not just tagging/adding them to categories. In a multi-tenancy environment if you have 2 or more users creating reports and they cannot see what reports exist, you have a user, (say user A), create a report and gives it a name say Annual YTD Balances. Now you have user B, who can't see what user a created, but also tries to give the report the same exact name, you get an error. This is a major issue if you have users with roles that can't…

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                  0 comments  ·  Server Core  ·  Admin →
                • ActiveReports running on Amazon/Google infrastructures

                  Amazon has .NET SDKs to their services which could be used to build ActiveReports SaaS reporting solution using Amazon computing resources. The same is feasible with Google Cloud, but AFAIK now SDKs are available only for Java (so maybe this requires .net interop to run AR engine). What do you think about such use cases for ActiveReports?

                  7 votes
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                  • Provide MVC helpers for web application integration

                    The controls provided in the SDK provide 'classic' ASP.NET WebForms integration but a lot of companies have switched to ASP.NET MVC. The controls currently provided don't support razor or other view engines.

                    I'd appreciate either MVC helpers or code samples demonstrating how to embed the flash designer directly into html.

                    7 votes
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                      Scott WillekeScott Willeke responded

                      Thank you for this suggestion! We’re definitely open to doing this as we are fans of ASP.NET MVC too. It will be great if you can give some specific examples of the MVC helpers that you would find helpful (heh, heh :) ) I would also like to know what you might expect their output and options to be too. This would help us a great deal to deliver the most useful tool for you.

                    • Optional Criteria

                      I may just be missing this, but I would like to build a multi-use report that can be filtered five different ways. For this, I want to include a number of filters set to Prompt, but I don't want to have to choose a value for each of them each time I run the report.

                      There are ways of making this work (using the "Select All" in a list criteria), but it is still a chore to go through when running the report. I'd like to run the report and include everything with a single click of "View Report," and…

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                      • Type in drop-down selection

                        My use case is that I have a particularly long list of options when I am specifying parameters for a particular report, and I want to be able to type in the first few letters of the word and have Active Reports bring up the records in the list that begin with those letters.

                        e.g. I am getting prompted to select the name of a particular person from a list of salesmen for a performance report. There are 100 salesmen in my company. Currently I have to scroll through the entire list to find John Doe, but it would be…

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                          0 comments  ·  Server Core  ·  Admin →
                          under review  ·  Scott WillekeScott Willeke responded

                          Makes perfect sense I think we should add it. We’ll try to get this on the roadmap later this year.

                        • Improvements to Report Schedules: multiple reports in same email and ability to drop blank reports

                          Currently, I have a report set up with about 20 scheduled tasks that all run at the same time every week. It is the same report that gets run with a different set of parameters. Sometimes, a few of the reports come up blank because nothing meets the parameters. This is expected, but it would be nice if there was a way to keep blank reports from getting sent. These reports get sent straight to my client, and it would be better if they did not receive blank reports. Also, they currently get 20 separate emails, but it would be…

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                            0 comments  ·  Server Core  ·  Admin →
                            Scott WillekeScott Willeke responded

                            Thanks for the ideas Brian. We’ll take a closer look at the feasibility of this when we plan for a new round of features.

                          • Speed and multiple detail sections !

                            Speed and multiple detail sections !

                            4 votes
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                            • Add more documentation and/or videos on how to create a drill-down from a Pie Chart.

                              I'm trying to do a Pie Chart showing how the different areas of the company are using a license. The data is dynamically pulled from SQL/C# MVC. I need for the users to be able to click in the specific department and give them more information.
                              For example, in the pie chart may show an area is using 70% of the licenses. If the user clicks on that area of the pie chart, then a pop-up box will show the names of the people using the licenses, or some type of summary.
                              There are many examples online on how to…

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                                1 comment  ·  Charts  ·  Admin →
                              • User Roles

                                For the roles setup on ActiveReports, I would like to see roles locked down by Data “Model”. So when you setup a new role, you select what Data Models can be used for that role. Other Roles would be a view only role where the end user can just run report, a designer role (edit all report) and then a designer role (restricted) where they can just edit reports that they created…not other people’s reports.

                                4 votes
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                                • Add the ability to sechedule to run a single report with several variations of parameters at one

                                  Right now I have a report which needs to be run for several different sets of parameters. It would be great if there was a quick way to produce saved PDF versions of a particular report utilizing several different combinations of parameters.

                                  This would save me and my users so much time and hassle.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • RTF support in RDL/Page reports

                                    SectionReports allows to display RTF text. I think it would be great if RDL/Page reports have this ability as well. HTML is good unless you need to insert huge amount of formatted text into the report.

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                                    • Groupbox in ActiveReports 9

                                      Hi, I would like to suggest a Groupbox Control like the Windows Forms Groupbox.
                                      I would like to have a property visible for me to show a group of controls for certain records e another records other group of controls.

                                      Thank you very much.

                                      3 votes
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                                        Which type of ActiveReports (Section Reports, RDL Reports or Page Reports) are you looking at for this functionality. There is a Container control with similar behavior that you may want to have a look at. Let us know in case there are functionality that you need which is not met by the Container report item.

                                      • Fit to Page

                                        So far, I have never designed a report or seen a real report more than one page wide. I'm sure in other businesses such a thing is more common. For me, however, I am always in the position of fitting the most important data within a single landscape page width.

                                        As such, adjusting the column widths in ActiveReports is a chore I must go through on every report I build. While I don't expect the software to magically size the columns perfectly, I would really appreciate an option to force the table to fit the page width. Then, rather than…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • MVC 3

                                          Im looking for an example using MVC 3 for view a list of my reports and can send a parameter for export them

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