2.1. The Report

The report building process can be represented as follows:

Report Engine

Report template (later-Report) - this is, what we see in the Designer. Reports are saved in files with an extension .FRX. A Report can be created with the help of Designer or programmatically.

Data can be any: this is data, defined in the program, or data from DBMS, for example, MS SQL. FastReport can also work with business-logic objects (later - business-objects).

Prepared Report - this is what we see in the preview window (for Desktop application) or in web browser. Prepared report can be previewed, printed, saved in one of the supported formats (.png, jpg, .docx, .xlsx, .pdf and others).

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