ActiveReports 13
Importing RPX
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The ActiveReports Import Wizard helps you to convert existing ActiveReports Section report(s) (rpx) to Page and RDL reports.

Importing Section Report(s) (rpx) in the ActiveReports Import Wizard

  1. Run the ActiveReports Import Wizard. The wizard can be run from the start menu or by executing GrapeCity.ActiveReports.Imports.Win.exe from C:\Program Files (x86)\GrapeCity\ActiveReports 13\Tools location.
  2. In the ActiveReports Import Wizard that appears, click Next.

  3. Choose ActiveReports (rpx) as the input format and click Next.

  4. Click the ellipsis button to browse to the location that contains section report(s).
  5. Select the reports to import and then click Next to analyze them.

  6. Specify the import options.

    1. Use the ellipsis button to select a destination folder to store the converted reports.
    2. Select the output format of the reports.
      From the drop-down, select output format as Page, RDL, or Both. If 'Both' is selected, then the converted Page and RDL reports are added with postfixes _page and _rdl, respectively in the destination folder.
    3. Select whether to use Banded List for Page report.
      The option to select Use Banded List Mode is available if the output format of a report is Page report.
      • If you want all controls to be placed on one BandedList in the same way as in RDL report, you should use banded list mode. In this case, the Fixed size for Page report needs to be set manually.
      • If you want to convert a Section report that has only one section (that is detail), you should not use banded list mode. With 'Use Banded List Mode' not selected (default):
        • controls are not placed on BandedList
        • sections such as Report Header/Report Footer and Page Header/Page Footer are ignored
        • all converted controls are placed on one Page and treated as they have been on one section
  7. Click Next to start the conversion.

  8. Once the conversion process is complete, click Finish to close the wizard and go the destination folder to view the converted reports. You may optionally leave the check on for the Open Log file checkbox to see the results log.

Important: At conversion, any script from the script editor is ignored.

Section report controls are replaced with the RDL or Page report controls as follows.

Section Report Control RDL/Page Report Control
Label TextBox
TextBox TextBox
CheckBox CheckBox
RichTextBox FormattedText
Shape Shape
Picture Image
Line Line
Barcode Barcode
SubReport SubReport
Chart Chart
ReportInfo TextBox
CrossSectionLine Line
(in Page report when BandedList is not used)
CrossSectionBox Container
(in Page report when BandedList is not used)
PageBreak Container in RDL report with 'Height=0in' and 'PageBreakAtEnd=True'
Not supported in Page report

Conversion rules for Section report to Page report

Conversion rules for Section report to RDL report

Conversion Limitations (both Page and RDL)

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