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Supported platforms

Supported platforms: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32 bits and 64 bits).
Required disk space: 200 MB (not including your databases).

DBMS connection

  • Supported connection technologies : Microsoft ADO (or "OLEDB"), Microsoft ODBC, Borland BDE, and native access to Text Files, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Jet, Interbase.
    Note : ADO, ODBC and BDE drivers are not supplied.
  • Connection re-routing and merging facility.
  • Supported DBMSs: Oracle, SQL Server, MS-Access, MySQL, Paradox...

Report editor

  • Powerful and user-friendly report editor
  • Design wizard, working both in create and edit mode.
  • SQL query editor.
  • Syntax-highlighting formula editor
  • Document framework editor.
  • Comprehensive property editor.
  • Direct report script edit window.


  • Data sources: data can be retrieved from databases or supplied by external applications.
  • Output: display to standard or custom window, print, email, visual export (PDF, HTML, RTF, Synactis Archive, Synactis standalone Archive, BMP, JPEG, EMF), data export (TXT, XML, MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-Word MailMerge, Data Warehouse).
  • Supported objects: images, rich texts, bar-codes, business charts, tables of contents, visual models, hyperlinks, calculation formulae...
  • Dynamic layout: dynamic sizing and positioning, automatic field alignment, logical conditions...
  • Sub-reports
  • Can change paper size and orientation inside a report.

Programming interfaces

REPORTMAKER offers 3 equivalent object-oriented APIs. Each API contains about 300 programming symbols (methods, properties and events):
  • ActiveX
  • Delphi (in Win 32 mode): versions 5, 6, 7, 2007, 2009, 2010,  XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8
  • DLL: based on a plain dynamic link library.

Application deployment

REPORTMAKER contains an End-User site building utility. This utility packs together all files necessary to operate reports on end-user sites and automates installation.

A REPORTRETOUCHER licence is required on each End-User site. Licences may be purchased by Developers either on a per-unit basis or globally within an OEM agreement.

Data dictionaries

  • Data dictionaries store relevant information about tables, fields, views and parameters.
  • Automatic synchronizing with DBMS structure.
  • Dictionary inheritance mechanism designed for giving full control and security to software publishers.

Language management

  • Software and documentation are bilingual (English and French).
  • Data dictionaries can support an unlimited number of languages and store linguistic informations (such as field descriptions, display formats, etc) in every language.
  • The Design Wizard creates multilingual reports: document language can be changed at any time when viewing a report.

External libraries

Custom plug-in libraries can be written by Developers and installed in REPORTMAKER environment to implement additional features:

  • New functions to be supported by calculation formulae
  • New displayers, to give custom appearances to reports fields.


  • Can retouch reports created by REPORTMAKER, according to retouch rights defined at design time.
  • Direct selection on the screen of items to be retouched (WYSIWYG, no design window).
  • Can move and resize fields using the mouse.
  • Can edit: images, constant values, fonts, text angle, colors, formats, horizontal and vertical alignments, background styles, borders.
  • Can hide and unmask fields.
  • Can create constant fields.
  • Can change and edit document visual models.
  • Can edit margins.
  • Can be used as a document viewer to display, print, export or email reports.

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