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What’s New in Bold Reports 2023 v5.2 July Release [Webinar Show Notes]
What’s New in Bold Reports 2023 v5.2 July Release [Webinar Show Notes]

What’s New in Bold Reports 2023 v5.2 July Release [Webinar Show Notes]

This blog provides the show notes for our August 24, 2023, webinar, “What’s New in Bold Reports v5.2 July 2023 Release.” The webinar was presented by Sridhar Manikandan. A recording of the webinar is embedded below.

Overview

In this webinar, Sridhar walked you through the latest updates to Bold Reports in the July 2023 release.

Agenda

  • Report Viewer new layout
  • Report performance metrics
  • Shared cache support
  • Fresh themes in Viewer and Designer
  • Custom attributes
  • XML-based report editing and saving
  • Blob storage
  • Angular Ivy support
  • Support for .NET 7

Read the release notes here.

Timestamps

[00:00] Intro and Agenda
[00:42] Introducing a New Layout
[02:59] Loading Indicator
[04:00] Report Shared Cache Support
[07:13] Theming
[08:30] Custom Attributes
[14:06] XML-Based Report Editing and Saving
[15:40] Blob Storage for Kubernetes
[16:24] Angular Ivy Support
[17:06] ASP.NET Core
[17:50] Support for .NET 7

Webinar Q&A

Q1: Can Bold Reports be used in Linux on shared hosting with apps created in PHP with the Community License?
Yes, you can deploy the Report Server in Linux environment. For more details, see this documentation link.

Q2: Do you have any plans to add a shortcut to edit expressions?
Currently, there is no shortcut to edit expressions, but we will consider adding one in the future.

Q3: Can reports execute with user-supplied values as parameters?
Yes, we can create reports with parameters to achieve this. Refer to this documentation link for more details.

Q4: Using the standalone Report Designer, is it possible to customize the grid and enable snapping to make layout easier?
Currently, there is no option to customize the grid lines, but you can enable snapping or align items easier using the options provided in the following documentation.
https://help.boldreports.com/standalone-report-designer/designer-guide/compose-report/design-surface/report-item-alignment/
https://help.boldreports.com/standalone-report-designer/designer-guide/compose-report/tool-bar/#view

Q5: Can you override the default loading indicator with a custom busy indicator?
Yes, you can customize it using our template property. For more information, visit this link.

Q6: Can SQLite be used as the data source with Bold Reports?  If yes, how?
You can implement your own custom extension to achieve the data connectors. Refer to this documentation for guidance on creating custom data connectors.

Conclusion

During this webinar, we learned about the latest features and improvements in Bold Reports 5.2. We hope you enjoyed this webinar and will keep an eye out for our future webinars.
Look at our demo samples and documentation site to learn more. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section. You can also contact us through our contact page or, if you already have an account, you can log in to ask your support question.
Bold Reports offers a 15-day free trial that does not require a credit card. We invite you to sign up and experience Bold Reports for yourself. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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