Requirement for Custom Layouts
The majority of reporting tools don't allow for custom layouts, where the user can specify how the data looks or where it is placed in the report. It can also be hard to create a report from different data sets, as well as create separate data binding and display properties for individual data elements. Industry standard reporting software does not offer the ability to display data grouped in a hierarchy and it can be technically challenging to group and summarize data. This often creates frustration for end-users when elements of a report need to be manipulated in ways beyond the ability of standard report design tools.
Style Report can solve all of these problems, offering a greater range of options such as flow and tabular report layouts --alternate layouts which treat elements and data differently than a traditional report layout. The Style Report flow layout is a format similar to a typical word processor document. When used in the report, it helps elements flow from one area to the next. The data can then be customized for the user's preference and can be put into columns or segmented areas.
“We evaluated many reporting vendors and were most impressed at the speed with which the proof of concept could be developed. We found InetSoft to be the best option to meet our business requirements and integrate with our own technology.”
- John White, Senior Director, Information Technology at Livingston International
The Style Report tabular layout is similar to most HTML development tools. The report can be put into the cells and from there the designer can decide whether or not they want the data in multiple rows or columns. The data can then be placed anywhere in the cells.
Various elements can be used in the report with over 30 chart options to choose from. The section element helps make sure data looks correct and is placed correctly throughout the report. Each element used in Style Report has its own binding and display properties so various elements can be placed throughout the report representing various data sets.
What is displayed within an element can also be specified using Style Report. Whatever rules the user wants to apply to a specific element can be implemented. Reports can also be embedded in one another using sub-reports. Style Report allows a complete Java and scripting API for any kind of customization the user wants.
Overall, Style Report is a powerful and comprehensive reporting software that can be implemented in any business.