This blog article includes various screenshots generated by Arnica WebReport, a premier tools for web-based business intelligence and reporting. Arnica WebReport could be deployed within corporate intranet, public web site or as a software-as-a-service (SaaS), and provides web-based access to both report design and interactive output environments. This article focuses on the report design environment.
Arnica WebReport product and features description, as well as demo site are available from the following links:
Arnica WebReport Main Menu provides access to report design and administration features:
Report properties page (image reduced) shows top level features which designers could use to customize virtually any aspect of report presentation and behavior:
Column list (image reduced) presents standard and custom columns and allows to drill down to selected column properties for more management options:
Presentation style, visibility, hyperlink properties, aggregate calculation rules, and other features fo each column can be specified on column properties page:
If a column has hyperlink enabled, the action associated with user click on the hyperlink is configured using hyperlink properties page:
Designers may choose to add great looking charts to their reports. Each report may have multiple charts. Charts can be displayed side-by-side with the data table or accessed via a list invoked from the report output page. The easiest way to start with charts is to use chart wizard. Charts wizard costs of 3 steps: select chart technology, select chart type and specify chart parameters:
Report output page style properties page contains many options which can be specified to change output page structure and appearance, and enable/disable various interactive features:
Filters and prompts list presents a top level view on the possible parameters which could affect data scope. Parameters can be created by a wizard or one by one manually. Each parameter has many other properties which could be set at design time from the properties page of the corresponding parameter:
As an example, one of the filter from the list above can be further customized using its properties page:
Batch action a server side configurable executable entity which designers setup and users could access from the report's interactive output page. End users could select multiple records in the report data table and then launch a batch action against selected records. Multiple batch actions could be defined per report, for example as displayed in the screenshot below.