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DataFlex Reports 6

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DataFlex Reports 6

DataFlex Reports 6.1 has been released!

Version 6.1 of DataFlex Reports includes a number of new features and enhancements as well as important bug fixes. Version 6.1 installs side-by-side with prior versions (such as 6.0). To gain 6.1’s benefits, just attach the v6.1 library and re-compile your DataFlex application for transparent report integration. Most important changes in this new version:

  • Support for DataFlex 2017/19.0s Managed Connections
  • Added Russian translations and collate definitions
  • Added Hungarian translations
  • Navigating in the report explorer pane now selects the object in the designer tab
  • Added option to show sub-reports in the Function Explorer
  • Added find by function ID option to the Function Explorer
  • Added import registration information to the registration dialog
  • Updated documentation
  • Bug fixes

To see all bug fixes take a look at this news article. Click here to download DataFlex Reports 6.1

Barcode support (6.0)

DataFlex Reports 6.0 supports over 70 different types of symbologies (type of barcodes) both onedimensional and two-dimensional (stacked) symbols are available. Fields (like database fields, functions or parameter fields and text objects) can be converted to a barcode with a simple mouse click and can be exported to PDF, RTF, HTML or image.

Performance improvements (6.0)

Version 6 of DataFlex Reports contains many performance improvements to optimize the report generation process. A function pre-compiler has been added which makes reports with lots of functions run up to 10(!) times faster; the performance of summaries (both summary fields and the Sum() function) has also dramatically improved. Additional changes have been made to the layout engine to streamline the report generation.

Functions and function editor (6.0)

A new case statement has been added to version 6 of DataFlex Reports. The case statement supports comma separated lists of values and does not allow fall-through to occur. Case statements can be nested. In addition to the case statement, whenever a function error occurs, the function editor is opened and the symbol which caused the error is highlighted. Selected text can now be commented and uncommented using the Ctrl+K, C and Ctrl+K, U keys or toolbar buttons. Additionally line comments can be toggled using the Ctrl+/ key.

Embedded SQL (6.0)

A new built-in function SQL() has been added to DataFlex Reports 6.0 which allows you to execute SQL statements directly (also known as SQL expressions). This function is only available for ODBC datasources and is a powerful addition to report developers. However, only a single value can be returned from a SQL() function.

Bug fixes and see all changes (6.0)

DataFlex Reports 6.0 includes over 30 implemented user suggestions and bug-fixes.

To see all the changes in DataFlex Reports 6.0 click on one of these links: Developer and Standard. And read more about this subject in this news article.