ActiveReports 13
Report Menu
ActiveReports 13 > ActiveReports User Guide > Concepts > ActiveReports Designer > Report Menu

The Report menu provides access to common reporting operations. To show the Report Menu in the Visual Studio menu bar, select the Design View of the report in the ActiveReports Designer. This menu does not appear in the menu bar when the report is not selected.

The following drop-down sections describe the Report menu items. Menu items differ based on the type of report layout in use.

Report Menu for Section Reports

Menu Item Description
Save Layout Opens the Save As dialog to save the newly created report in RPX file format.
Load Layout Opens the Open dialog where you can navigate to any RPX file and open it in the designer. Note that any changes to the current report are lost, as the layout file replaces the current report in the designer.
Data Source Opens the Report Data Source dialog to bind a data source to the report.
Settings Opens the Report Settings dialog. See Report Settings Dialog for more information.
View
  • Designer
  • Script
  • Preview
Opens the Designer, Script or Preview tab. See Designer Tabs for more details.

Report Menu for Page and RDL Reports

Menu Item Description
Save Layout Opens the Save As dialog to save the newly created report in RDLX file format.
Load Layout Opens the Open dialog where you can navigate to any RDL, RDLX, RDLX-master file and open it in the designer. Note that any changes to the current report are lost, as the layout file replaces the current report in the designer.
Convert to Master Report (RDL Reports only)

Converts a RDL report to a Master Report.

It disappears from the Report menu when a master report is applied to the report through Set Master Report. See Master Reports (RDL) for more details.

Report Parameters Opens the Report dialog to the Parameters page where you can manage, add and delete parameters.
Embedded Images Opens the Report dialog to the Images page, where you can select images to embed in a report. Once you add images to the collection, they appear in the Report Explorer under the Embedded Images node.
Report Properties Opens the Report dialog to the General page where you can set report properties such as the author, description, page header and footer properties, and grid spacing.
Stylesheet Editor Opens the Stylesheet Editor dialog, where you can create, edit or remove styles. You can also embed these styles in a style sheet or save them externally in *.rdlx-styles format. Embedded style sheets appear under the Embedded Stylesheets node in the Report Explorer.
Set Master Report (RDL Reports only)                           
  • Open Local File


                       
Select Open Local File option to open the Open dialog, and then select a master report.

View
  • Designer
  • Script
  • Preview
Opens the Designer, Script or Preview tab. See Designer Tabs for more details.
Page Header (RDL Reports only) Toggles the report Page Header on or off.
Page Footer (RDL Reports only) Toggles the report Page Footer on or off.
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