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LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET

Create reports by utilizing a robust template syntax with plain-text tags and the LINQ Reporting Engine. LINQ enables you to perform diverse filtering, grouping, and ordering operations on data from different sources

Aspose.Words LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET

Aspose.Words LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET empowers users to effortlessly create robust reports containing lists, tables, charts, images, barcodes, and various document elements. This tool goes beyond traditional reporting, enabling the generation of diverse document formats such as resumes, invoices, letters, and more.

How to Build a Report from XML via .NET?

  • Reference Aspose.Words in your project
  • Set your license keys
  • Load the template using an instance of Document class
  • Load XML data source with an instance of XmlDataSource class
  • Initialize ReportingEngine with default constructor
  • Call ReportingEngine.BuildReport method while passing objects of Document, XmlDataSource and name of the report
  • Call Document.Save method to save result

Get LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET

Get the respective assembly files from the downloads or fetch the package from NuGet to add Aspose.Words directly in your workspace.

  • Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, or mobile OS with .NET framework, Mono, or .NET Core installed
  • Development environment - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010-2022, Xamarin, or MonoDevelop 2.4+

Frequently Asked Questions

What is LINQ Reporting Engine?

The LINQ Reporting Engine, which started in Aspose.Words, isn’t connected to old Microsoft Word features. It has its way of creating templates using straightforward text tags. If working with Microsoft Word fields feels too complicated for you or your users, using this engine might be a simpler option.

How does LINQ Reporting Engine work?

You design report templates in DOCX or other supported formats with placeholders for your data. The engine fills these placeholders with data from your application during report generation. LINQ syntax within the templates allows you to access and manipulate that data for a more dynamic report.

How does LINQ Reporting Engine differ from Aspose.Words Mail Merge?

LINQ Reporting Engine operates with templates based on plain text tags, allowing users to define expressions for report building. In contrast, Aspose.Words Mail Merge works with templates based on mail merge fields. LINQ Reporting Engine offers flexibility in expression syntax, supporting a subset of C# language.

Why choose Aspose.Words LINQ Reporting Engine over Aspose.Words Mail Merge?

The engine’s key advantage lies in its built-in support for numerous features missing in Mail Merge. These include support for multiple data sources, compatibility with various data source types (such as Custom .NET objects, ADO.NET objects, JSON, XML, CSV), use of straightforward C#-based expression syntax in templates (extended for ADO.NET and other data sources), integration of LINQ extension methods for data manipulations in templates, dynamic chart creation, inherent support for HTML insertion, dynamic merging of table cells, and control over reporting template syntax errors.

How does the LINQ Reporting Engine process expressions during report building?

The LINQ Reporting Engine sequentially evaluates expressions against a provided data source object. The results are then processed based on their roles, and corresponding tags in the template are replaced with the appropriate content.

What expressions are supported in LINQ Reporting Engine?

While composing expressions, users can utilize a subset of the C# language that adheres to C# Language Specification 5.0. Common data manipulations like grouping and sorting are included in the expression syntax in the form of IEnumerable extension methods.

How does LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET integrate with Aspose.Words File Processor plugins?

The LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET plugin serves as an extension to our File Processor plugins. Once you load a report template in the format of your chosen File Processor plugin, you can leverage the LINQ Reporting Engine plugin to insert data from your data source into the template. The generated report can be saved in the same format as the loaded template. Additionally, you have the flexibility to convert the result to another format using the Converter plugin combined with an appropriate File Processor plugin.

What file formats are supported in LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET?

Within LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET, you can merge a loaded report template and data using the LINQ Reporting Engine plugin in combination with Aspose.Words File Processor plugins. Loading and saving formats for the selected File Processor plugin are available for work in LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET.

In which industries is Aspose.Words LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET commonly applied?

Aspose.Words LINQ Reporting Engine for .NET is widely used in various industries, including software or hardware development, retail, healthcare, banking, enterprise management, automotive, aviation, logistics, delivery, mining, and the media and entertainment industry.

Where can I find more examples and resources?

Visit the Aspose.Words GitHub repository for complete examples and data files.


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