Crystal reports' file security
Posted on: Tue, Jul 10 2018 by Admin
div>RT Report Manager can be useful when you need to export Crystal reports to the new Excel and Word file formats. Unlike direct Crystal reports export to Excel 2016, which will export just the flat, non formatted data, RT Report Manager is able to export reports to Excel with formatting, charts pictures etc.There are 2 options:
Direct export to Excel 2007-2016 from the combo box "Output Format"
Expport to Excel 2007-2016 table through RT Report Manager Crystal extensions
The first export is very similar to the regular export fro Crystal reports to Excel except the format of the file is XLSX. It supports gridlines (on/off), pictures etc. The second export is using RT Report Manager extensions to create a XLSX file with table styles, formulas, summaries, filters and frozen panes. In the example above summaries are set at the top of the file together with column captions and filters. The first 2 rows are frozen and will be always visible so when you scroll to the bottom of the table you wil still see the summaries and captions at the top. When a filter is applied the number of visible rows will change and the summary values will change (summaries are saved as formulas). Summaries can be set to SUM, COOUNT, MIN, MAX, AVG etc. The configuration of the export is done through RT Report Manager export settings. The user is able to customize everything: table styles, formulas, summaries and position of the summaries ( they can be placed at the bottom of the table too) .
Export to Word 2007 - 2016 is available from output format too. Here is a preview of a file exported and previewed in the internal Word viewer.