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2.2.32

Released on May 4, 2020

Standalone Report Designer

The new standalone Report Designer has been added to Bold Reports, which allows to create, store, view, and export RDL and RDLC reports. This setup is available for download under your account page.

On Premise

What’s New

Report Server

  • Provided the support to deploy Report Server as Azure App Service.
  • Provided the support to store the resources in Blob Storage container.
  • Provided the support to authenticate users additionally with OAuth and Open ID.

Report Designer

  • Parameter layout support to position report parameters.
  • Enabled marker feature in Map report item with color and type rule.

Report Viewer

  • Ability to render toggle in table report item.
  • Enabled the polygons map marker support in map report item.

Improvements

Report Designer

  • Resolved the exception thrown when saving the data set in standalone query designer.
  • Exposed an API to resolve the serialization issue occurred when saving the report with SQL Server 2017.
  • Fixed the improper characters rendering in text box when opening a report with Thai language text.

Report Viewer

  • Renders line chart with hidden series.
  • Displays chart labels in axis and data points.
  • Renders data bar item with proper margins inside the table cell.

Report Writer

  • Exports reports with no background or empty background colors.
  • Displays chart labels in axis and data points.

Embedded Reporting Tools

Breaking Changes

The Report Designer Add-On is removed from the Embedded Reporting Tools setup and released it as a new standalone Bold Report Designer setup.

What’s New

Report Designer

  • Map report item support in ASP.NET Core to visualize business data region wise.
  • Enabled marker feature in Map report item with color and type rule.
  • Parameter layout support to position report parameters.

Report Viewer

  • Ability to render toggle in table report item.
  • Provided the map report item support in ASP.NET Core.
  • Enabled the polygons map marker support in map report item.

Report Writer

  • Provided the locale option to specify the report engine culture.

Improvements

Report Designer

  • Resolved the exception thrown when saving the data set in standalone query designer.
  • Exposed an API to resolve the serialization issue occurred when saving the report with SQL Server 2017.
  • Fixed the improper characters rendering in text box when opening a report with Thai language text.

Report Viewer

  • Renders line chart with hidden series.
  • Displays chart labels in axis and data points.
  • Boldreports.Net.Core package is compatible with ASP.NET Core 3.1 application.
  • Renders data bar item with proper margins inside the table cell.

Report Writer

  • Exports reports with no background or empty background colors.
  • Boldreports.Net.Core package is compatible with ASP.NET Core 3.1 application.
  • Displays chart labels in axis and data points.

2.2.28

Released on April 01, 2020

On Premise

What’s New

Report Server

  • Ability to Download reports for those with Download permission access.
  • Create and update Data sources separately.
  • Append Report name in the Scheduler subject when creating a schedule.

Report Designer

  • Map report item support to visualize business data region wise.
  • Add or edit variables in reports.
  • Interactive size option for reports.
  • Repeat and fixed header option for Tablix.

Report Viewer

  • Stretch and render background image.
  • Round expression support with MidpointRounding.
  • Color mapping support in map report item.
  • Render SSRS 2019 Report Server reports.

Report Writer

  • Stretch and render background image.
  • Option to show hyperlinks in Excel, Word and PowerPoint export documents.

Improvements

Report Designer

  • The issue with passing the multi-value parameter in Web API extension data source has been resolved .

Embedded Reporting Tools

What’s New

General

Breaking Changes

To support the Angular 9, we made the following, notable changes with Bold Reports Angular components.

ScenarioExisting Angular PackageLatest Angular Package
Importing components

// imports Report Viewer

import { BOLD_REPORTVIEWER_COMPONENTS } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components/src/reportviewer.component’;
// imports Report Designer

import { BOLD_REPORTDESIGNER_COMPONENTS } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components/src/reportdesigner.component’;

// imports Report Viewer

import { BoldReportViewerModule } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components‘;// imports Report Designer

import { BoldReportDesignerModule } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components’;

Importing modules

// imports both the Report Viewer and Designer

import { BoldReportsAngularModule } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components;

// imports both the Report Viewer and Designer

import { BoldReportsModule } from ‘@boldreports/angular-reporting-components’;

Script references

We only refer this data-visualization controls scripts.

Example:

import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/data-visualization/ej.bulletgraph.min’;import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/data-visualization/ ej2-circulargauge.min;

We need to refer this Report Viewer and Designer scripts along with the existing data-visualization script references.

Report Viewer

import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/bold.report-viewer.min’;

Report Designer

import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/bold.report-designer.min’;

Data Visualization

Example:

import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/data-visualization/ej.bulletgraph.min’;import ‘@boldreports/javascript-reporting-controls/Scripts/data-visualization/ ej2-circulargauge.min;

Report Designer

  • Map report item support in JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web Forms to visualize business data region wise.
  • Add or edit variables in reports.
  • Interactive size option for reports.
  • Repeat and fixed header options for Tablix.

Report Viewer

  • Stretch and render background image.
  • Round expression support with MidpointRounding.
  • Color mapping support in map report item.
  • Render SSRS 2019 Report Server reports.

Report Writer

  • Stretch and render background image.
  • Option to show hyperlinks in Excel, Word and PowerPoint export documents.

Improvements

Report Designer

  • The issue with passing the multi-value parameter in Web API extension data source has been resolved .

2.2.25

Released on March 20, 2020

Cloud

The Bold Reports Cloud report management systems comes with an end-to-end solution to create and manage reports without any installation. All you need is to register your subdomain and the report server will be deployed automatically. The Cloud product comes with the following interactive features:

  • No Installation or maintenance required.
  • Bold Reports Cloud will auto scale based on your demand and maintain stable performance.
  • You can switch between the plans based on your business needs at any time.
  • The built-in Report Designer makes report designing experience easier and faster.
  • The built-in Report Viewer can display the available or uploaded reports in the server.
  • Exports the reports into popular file formats.
  • User Management Server is integrated to manage the applications efficiently with the SSO (Single Sign-On).
  • Easily integrate with your existing users from Azure Active Directory.
  • Built in collaboration using comments.
  • Schedule reports with filter parameters and deliver them to users.
  • Permission management: A flexible permission scheme controls the access to read, write, delete, and download reports.

2.2.23

Released on March 10, 2020

On Premise

What’s New

Report Server

  • Provided the support to deploy Report Server in PostgreSQL database.
  • Provided the localization support to switch between the multiple languages.
  • Provided the support to copy report to another tenant.
  • Provided the support to customize the schedule mail content.

Report Designer

  • Provided the radial and linear gauge report item support to visualize the trends of key performance indicators (KPI’s).
    • Provided the context menu support for the design surface to simplify the designing experience.
  • Provided an option to configure RTL in the text box report item.
  • Provided an option to set tooltip text for report items.
  • Provided an option to add or edit custom properties at report level.

Report Viewer

  • Provided the option to measure the text size using external fonts.
  • Enabled error logging for report processing failures.
  • Provided the running value expression support for tablix column group.

Report Writer

  • Provided the support to export indicator report item to document.
  • Improved 70% performance for data visualization report items export.
  • Provided the option to export paginated report in XML format.

Improvements

Report Server

  • Provided an option to turn on or off schedule notification.
  • Provided the iFrame embedding support for reports in your application.

Report Designer

  • Improper datetime conversion with the WebAPI datasource has been fixed.
  • Resolved the issue with report parameter value reset action due to the same name in data set parameter.
  • Improper HTML text rendering with the HTML markup text property in text box report item has been fixed.
  • Query loading performance has been optimized in the query designer.
  • Resolved the global report name expression evaluation failure.

Report Viewer

  • The improper HTML markup content alignment in text box has been fixed.
  • Now, the nested subreport chart report items are rendered properly.
  • Enabled the currency formatting expressions based on culture.
  • Extra pages adding in print layout with minor pixel difference has been resolved.
  • Now, the DateAdd expression provides proper result.
  • Additional line creation in text box rendering has been resolved.
  • Now, the chart primary axis ranges are displayed properly.
  • The custom code is now supported in ASP.NET Core platform.
  • Now, the table border renders with proper styling.

Report Writer

  • The text box text renders without any cut in the exported document.
  • Now, the external fonts are rendered when load a report as definition.
  • The dynamic hidden items are processed in export rendering.

Embedded Reporting Tools

What’s New

Report Designer

  • Provided the radial and linear gauge report item support to visualize the trends of key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Provided the SQL query designer support in ASP.NET Core.
  • Provided the context menu support for design surface to simplify the designing experience.
  • Provided an option to configure RTL in the text box report item.
  • Provided an option to set tooltip text for report items.
  • Provided an option to add or edit custom properties at report level.

Report Viewer

  • Provided the option to measure the text size using external fonts.
  • Enabled error logging for report processing failures.
  • Provided the running value expression support for tablix column group.

Report Writer

  • Provided the support to export indicator report item to document.
  • Improved 70% performance for data visualization report items export.
  • Provided the option to export paginated report in XML format.

Improvements

Report Designer

  • Improper datetime conversion with the WebAPI datasource has been fixed.
  • Resolved the issue with report parameter value reset action due to the same name in data set parameter.
  • Improper HTML text rendering with html markup text property in textbox report item has been fixed.
  • Query loading performance has been optimized in query designer.

Report Viewer

  • The improper HTML markup content alignment in text box has been fixed.
  • Now, the nested subreport chart report items are rendered properly.
  • Enabled the currency formatting expressions based on culture.
  • Extra pages adding in print layout with minor pixel difference has been resolved.
  • Now, the DateAdd expression provides proper result.
  • Additional line creation in text box rendering has been resolved.
  • Now, the chart primary axis ranges are displayed properly.
  • The custom code is now supported in ASP.NET Core platform.
  • Now, the table border renders with proper styling.

Report Writer

  • The text box text renders without any cut in the exported document.
  • Now, the external fonts are rendered when load a report as definition.
  • The dynamic hidden items are processed in export rendering.

Breaking Changes

Report Designer resource write and read API’s has been restructured to support the resource write and read actions with external storage location. Please refer to this help topic for more information.