DataFlex Reports 2014/v4.0 Released by Data Access
What are the benefits of using DataFlex Reports v4.0?
DataFlex Reports v4.0 is designed for developers and end users alike, helping you to complete tasks quickly and efficiently. Here are some examples of the ways in which DataFlex Reports v4.0 can help you:
DataFlex Reports 4.0 includes the first phases of support for Charts. Area, Bar, Line and Point chart types are available now; with more Chart types to follow in future versions.
- Function Explorer
The new Function Explorer is a quick and convenient way to browse through all the functions defined in your reports. Both user-defined and built-in functions can be explored.
- RTF (Rich Text Format) Export
Version 4.0 of DataFlex Reports adds support for RTF Export. The RTF export is based on the Microsoft Word 2007 specifications.
- Page Layers
In version 4.0 you can create new page layers and add them to your report(s). A report can contain any number of page layers which are embedded in the report, eliminating the need to deploy the page layers.
Images stored in databases (both DataFlex and ODBC) can now be used directly in DataFlex Reports. Also new is the image display option which will display an image Filled, Fitted or in the Original size within the design rectangle.
New collating files are included with DataFlex Reports version 4.0 which allow sorting based on character weight and include the code page for which the collate was created. The collating sequence is saved with the report ensuring that the design-time sort order is used with deployed reports.
- Function Editor
The Function Editor included with DataFlex Reports now includes a list of all the global variables defined in the report, and adds a number of new functions as well as a number of extended functions.
- Integration library
DataFlex Reports comes with an Integration library. This library allows you to seamlessly integrate your reports with your DataFlex 16.0/16.1, 17.0/17.1 or 18.0 applications. The library contains an Integration Wizard and classes for integrating and viewing reports.
For the complete list of new features see DataFlex Reports 2014/v4.0 New Features.
Download DataFlex Reports 2014 v4.0 today
This version of DataFlex Reports is available in both the developer and the standard editions.
Note: Reports saved with the DataFlex Reports v4.0 cannot be opened and used in earlier versions of DataFlex Reports.
DataFlex Reports runs in evaluation mode for 60 days.
Thinking of moving to DataFlex Reports v4.0 from an earlier version?
If you are thinking of migrating from an earlier version, we strongly advise you to first read the “What’s New” documentation in the DataFlex Reports online help for notes about migrating to different versions.
To ease the updating process, Data Access have also released a maintenance tool for DataFlex Reports 4.0 which makes it possible to update all the current reports to the current 4.0 version in a batch operation and/or run a check database operation on multiple reports.