Harness Data from Multiple Sources in MVC Reports

4月 12, 2024
Combining data from different sources in a report allows users to identify trends, connections, and root causes that would otherwise be invisible.

The ability to combine multiple data sources when creating a report is a critical aspect of modern data analytics and business intelligence. It allows for the creation of a holistic view by bringing together information from various databases, spreadsheets, or applications. Developers who integrate this into their reporting application enable their users to design reports that can be used to derive more accurate insights, make informed decisions, and identify trends or patterns that might not be evident when examining isolated data sets.

Several ASP.NET MVC report components allow you to combine multiple data sources, including:

  • DevExpress Reports (Multi-Platform) (part of DevExpress Reporting) enables seamless integration of various data sources via its federated data source.
  • ActiveReports.NET by MESCIUS is a complete reporting solution that supports ASP.NET MVC and allows you to mix several data sources in a single project.
  • FastReport .NET by Fast Reports is a full featured reporting library that is compatible with MVC and can be used to design reports that blend data from different sources.
  • List & Label Enterprise Reporting Edition by combit is an extensive reporting component suitable for ASP.NET MVC applications that facilitates the merging of multiple data sources.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of ASP.NET MVC report components.

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Avalonia UIを使用したクロスプラットフォームのレポート作成アプリを構築

4月 9, 2024
FastReport Avaloniaは、クロスプラットフォームのAvalonia UIアプリケーション内でのレポート生成を簡素化する強力な新しいレポートライブラリです。


FastReport Avalonia empowers developers to design and generate informative reports within their Avalonia UI applications. This powerful tool offers a familiar visual editor for crafting reports like invoices and financial statements. It seamlessly integrates data processing and exports reports to various formats, including PDF and Excel. Notably, FastReport Avalonia maintains consistent functionality across multiple operating systems, ensuring a unified user experience for your application.

As the latest innovation from Fast Reports, FastReport Avalonia simplifies cross-platform report generation. This versatile component integrates effortlessly within your Avalonia UI application. Developers can create and export reports in various formats across Windows, macOS, and Linux, all from a single codebase. FastReport Avalonia boasts broad compatibility, supporting x64, x86, and even arm64 processor architectures, alongside .NET 6 and later versions. This flexibility empowers developers to leverage a single reporting solution across diverse development environments.

FastReport Avalonia is licensed per named user and is available as a Single Named, Team and Site License. See our FastReport Avalonia licensing page for full details.

Learn more on our FastReport Avalonia product page.


4月 4, 2024


Report localization is the process of adapting a report for a target audience's language and cultural context. This involves translating text elements, formatting dates and currencies appropriately, and potentially adjusting the user interface to accommodate different reading habits such as right-to-left layouts. The goal is to ensure the report is clear, informative, and culturally sensitive for users worldwide.

Several React reporting controls offer localization including:

  • DevExpress Reporting facilitates report localization through its resource compiler for text translation and right-to-left language support.
  • ActiveReportsJS by MESCIUS allows you to embed localized resources directly into reports for dynamic content based on user locale.
  • Stimulsoft Reports.JS offers a report designer with multilingual capabilities for creating localized reports with ease.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our React reporting controls comparison.

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3月 21, 2024


Drill-down is a feature often found in reports that allows users to explore data in greater detail, starting with a high-level summary, then clicking to navigate to progressively finer levels of detail. This helps to make complex data easier to understand and allows users to efficiently identify the underlying source of problems by iteratively analyzing successive layers of data immediately within the report. Drill-downs provide a continuous path from high-level overviews to specific data points, streamlining the process of detecting and addressing problems.

The following JavaScript reporting components offer drill-down support:

  • DevExpress Reporting can be integrated into JavaScript applications and offers interactive drill-downs within reports, enabling users to hone in on specific data points.
  • ActiveReportsJS by MESCIUS is an advanced JS reporting engine providing comprehensive drill-down options to navigate through data hierarchies seamlessly for in-depth analysis.
  • Stimulsoft Reports.JS includes drill-down functionality in JavaScript reports, allowing users to explore data hierarchically and pinpoint problem areas.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of JavaScript reporting components.

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3月 20, 2024


ActiveReports.NET is a .NET reporting tool used by developers to design and integrate reports into their web and desktop applications. It provides a familiar Visual Studio designer for building reports with rich controls like charts and tables. ActiveReports also boasts a flexible API for customization and supports various data sources with export options to common file formats.

In this blog post, MESCIUS Product Marketing Specialist Mason Schaffer dives into the ActiveReports.NET Web Designer. Learn how to equip your web users with the ability to create custom reports on their own, all thanks to a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. Features include:

  • The Design Pane and Report Controls, which allows users to drag-and-drop various elements into their reports, such as...
    • TextBox/CheckBox
    • Images
    • Table of Contents
    • Charts
  • The Web Designer Interface, allows full interactivity while designing reports, including...
    • Undo/Redo
    • Preview
    • Save/SaveAs
    • Properties
    • Data Sources

Read the complete blog to learn the essentials of the ActiveReports.NET End-User Report Designer and start creating impactful reports more quickly.

ActiveReports.NET is licensed per developer and is available with or without a 12 month support and maintenance subscription. See our ActiveReports.NET licensing page for full details.

For more information, visit our ActiveReports.NET product page.