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What’s New in Bold Reports for December 2019

What’s New in Bold Reports for December 2019

We are excited to announce our December 2019 Bold Reports v2.1.14 product update. This release brings new features and several enhancements that provide you the best experience with Bold Reports. The highlights are:

On-premise Report Server

  • Deploy and manage multiple tenants.
  • Autosave drafts.

Embedded reporting tools

  • New indicator report item.
  • New data bar and sparkline report items.
  • 3D chart rendering and customization.
  • Expression support for chart series.
  • Custom properties of report items can be added and edited.
  • Add HTML to a report.
  • Ability to create a shared data set with parameters.

Common features

  • Web accessibility.
  • Standalone Report Designer app.

In this blog, we will explore these features and enhancements in detail.

On-premise Report Server

Deploy and manage multiple tenants

The on-premise Bold Report Server comes with a multi-tenant mode that provides a convenient, cost-effective method of deploying and managing your Bold reporting solution for multiple tenants.

On-premise Report Server multi-tenant mode.
On-premise Report Server multi-tenant mode.

Autosave drafts

Worried about an unexpected termination of the report designing session? Our Bold Report Server comes with auto drafts support to prevent data loss if a report editing session terminates unexpectedly. The auto-draft feature saves reports automatically in the background whenever users modify them while in the edit state.

Auto draft saves report automatically in the background.
Auto draft saves report automatically in the background.

Embedded reporting tools

New indicator report item

Indicators are minimal representations of gauges used to convey the state of a single data value at a glance. You can use state indicator icon sets such as trends, conditions, ratings, and states to suit your needs and export them in various formats.

Annual ranking list using indicator report items.
Annual ranking list using indicator report items.

New data bar and sparkline report items

Using Bold Reports embedded reporting tools, you can create and view data bars and sparklines to show progress information in tables like KPI reports. They help to compare categories quickly one above the other instead of viewing them singly.

Seasonal sales comparison using a sparkline and data bar.
Seasonal sales comparison using a sparkline and data bar.

3D chart rendering and customization

Bold Report Viewer allows you to view area, bar, column, line, pie, polar, range, scatter and shape chart types with three-dimensional (3D) effects. Additionally, custom properties are supported to change the depth, visual impact, rotation, and perspective of the chart.

A store’s top product sales distribution in a 3D chart.
A store’s top product sales distribution in a 3D chart.

Expression support for chart series

You can now provide conditional expressions to change the appearance of the chart series at runtime.

Custom properties of report items can be added and edited

Bold Report Designer comes with a new option to create additional properties for any report items that are not available in the properties pane.

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Add HTML to a report

Options are provided to create a text box report item with HTML-formatted text from a field in your data set and render it in reporting. It allows basic sets of tags with CSS attributes. Formatting applies to all supported output formats, including PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. By default, text boxes represent plain text, so you will need to change the mark-up type to HTML.

HTML-formatted text in text box design mode view.
HTML-formatted text in text box design mode view.

Ability to create a shared data set with parameters

You can now configure a shared data set with parameters to cache query results or to limit the amount of data based on the runtime user input or default values.

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Common features

In this section, you will find information about common Bold Reporting solution features.

Web accessibility support

The Bold Reports solution was built using web accessibility standards and high contrast themes that help reports be accessed by on-screen readers and assistive devices.

Standalone Report Designer app

The Bold Reports solution comes with a fully-featured, standalone Report Designer app that provides a productive environment to create, edit, view, export, and share reports.

Report opened in standalone Report Designer.
Report opened in standalone Report Designer.

What’s next

Excited to try these features?

Try our Bold Reports, which now offers a 15-day free trial with no credit card information required. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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