Features: New! Reporting & Charting

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Video Series: Gallery of Browser-Based User Interface Designs for Business Applications

Alpha Anywhere comes with a variety of sample applications built-in. One of those applications provides working examples of many different user interface variations for displaying data from databases in a browser. This 10-part video series will help guide you through this sample application, explaining each of the examples and showing you, for each example, how to find more information about how you can build something like it.
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Mobile Reporting

Create full featured reports that can include grouping, calculations, summaries, images and more - all optimzied for smartphones and tablets.

Navigate directly to the sections of a report that interest you by clicking either a bookmark link or a link in the report's table of contents. The full power of sophisticated reporting merges with the convenience of a small screen.

Dual HTML And PDF Reporting

Get your reports as either HTML, PDF or both. With HTML you get lightning fast performance, since a PDF file does not need to be created and a PDF reader doesn't need to be launched. With PDF you get total control over how your report appears when it's printed on a printer - including page headers, footers and numbering.

You get the power of both. Just click a button while in the HTML version of the report to get the PDF version. (Printing for Excel and MS Word is also included!)

And, with HTML reports you don't have to give up the convenience of a reader interface. An HTML report viewer is included that has a customizable toolbar.

Google Visualization

Use the Google Visualization API in your web and mobile applications. This API lets you create charts, guages, and other elements to show your data in a visual way. This is ideal for both reporting and dashboard interfaces. Google provides many sample JavaScript snippets showing you how each of the features can be used.

When designing your application Alpha loads the Google JSAPI files you need. Just check boxes to load the code.

Charting Improvements

Several improvements have been made to the chart control. They include the ability to:

  • Rotate the data point labels that appear in your charts.
  • Plot multiple series of data in different colors on the same chart.
  • Set the value of the data interval on the Y access of your charts or let the chart control compute it for you automatically.

Reporting Improvements

Load Balancing Report Server - Use the Report Server to automatically assign the task of generating reports to separate processes on different cores. This is great for applications that include resource intensive reports as well as applications that need to handle multiple report requests at once.

By balancing the load across multiple processes and cores, you will not slow down your application or delay other reports from being generated.

Conditional Printing Of Linked Reports - Layout Table Reports can contain sub-reports - or a report within the report. The Layout Table Report is capable of conditionally including or suppressing these reports - giving you extra flexibility.

Reports That Number Pages In Each Group - You can create printed reports in which records are divided into groups and each group appears on a new page. For added flexibility you can restart page numbering each time a new group starts.

Embed Reports And Components In Pages, Panels And Pop-Up Windows - Use AJAX to call reports and web components and display them right in your web pages or mobile application panels, without needing to reload the page or panel.

Free-Form Report To Layout Table Report Conversion

Take your existing Free-Form Reports, including ones designed in prior versions, and convert them to Layout Table Reports.