Features: 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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Powerful Banded Report Writer

Create sophisticated, visually stunning reports with Alpha Anywhere’s powerful banded report writer. Similair to Crystal Reports, Alpha Anywhere’s tightly integrated enterprise and business reporting tools represent one of Alpha’s important advantages.

With the Alpha Anywhere Report Writer, creating complex business reports is significantly easier than with other solutions. You’ll be able to build reports that summarize millions of records, perform calculations and summary calculations, combine information from multiple data sources into a single report, and display sophisticated charts and graphs-all using our intuitive builders and dropdowns.

The built in Alpha Anywhere Quick Report Genie saves you time by designing your reports for you-allowing you to establish the overall structure and style of your report, adjust fonts, and customize field and group labels with just a few clicks. But, when you want it, you always have complete control over styling.

Business Intelligence On Any Device

In the mobile-plus world, users demand access to their business information wherever and whenever. Alpha Anywhere’s mobile reporting tools enable you to develop robust, full-featured reports that can include grouping, calculations, summaries, images and more-all optimized for any device or platform.

Regardless of screen size, complex report navigation is easy. You can jump directly to the sections of a report that interest you by clicking either a bookmark link via Tree Control or a link in the report's table of contents. And, once you’re there, you can always drill down further into the data. In mobile reports, buttons are automatically added to the header to reveal the bookmarks.

Dual HTML and PDF reporting

Display your reports as HTML, PDF or both. With lightning fast performance, HTML reports are perfect for your mobile applications while PDF reports provide total control over how your report appears when it’s printed-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.

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.

In addition to HTML and PDF, your data can be exported directly to Excel, Word, and ASCII with the full structure of a report definition.

Load Balancing for Faster Reporting

The Alpha Anywhere Report Server automatically assigns the task of generating reports to separate processes on different cores. Perfect for applications that include resource intensive reports as well as applications that need to handle multiple report requests at once, the Report Server makes report generation a breeze without time-consuming server tie-ups.

By balancing the load across multiple processes and cores, you will never slow down your application or delay other reports from being generated.

Charting

Easily integrate sophisticated, dynamic charts and graphs into your data driven business apps. Help users visualize critical data trends by adding any of Alpha Anywhere’s myriad of rich charting options-such as bar charts, 3D charts, donut charts, hi-lo charts, box charts, spline charts, line charts, pie charts, scatter charts, and many more.

Perfect for building dashboards, or as a visual component for your reports, Alpha Anywhere’s charting capabilities enable you to:

  • Plot multiple data series on a single chart using the same series style, or by mixing chart types
  • Fire server-side and client-side events based on user interaction
  • Dynamically display additional information based on a user’s mouse/touch events
  • Export to a PDF or RTF file
  • And much, much more!

And it’s easy to add interactive and animated charts through a 3rd party component.

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.