Report Data Contexts are used to drive and build Report output content and also allows the consolidation and integration of data from multiple different sources and types such as API's, websites and data files to be read and used in the Report.
Data Contexts can be applied to specific Report elements or can be named Data Contexts that can be shared throughout the Report allowing data in XML documents to be contextually enumerated. The default Data Context is the Report Data Source (XDM) root node and if no Data Context is specified then the current Report Data Source will be used.
Context Types can be either XQuery, Python, XML, XLS, XLSX, CSV, JSon or HTML.
To apply a Data Context to a Report element expand the Data Context property or click the (...) property button and specify the Content Type as either a Literal (Constant) or a File.
After a Report Data Context has been applied the Report Design the must be refreshed or reloaded to ensure all elements are updated.
Data AI / Machine Learning*
Data Contexts can use Python for Machine Learning / AI and Statistical Modelling. An optional add-in software component for Indigo DRS facilitates the use of the Accord .NET Framework for Machine Learning and enhances the presentation and formatting of data making it suitable for enhanced reporting.
Context Sources specify that a Data Context is applied to either a specific local Report element or be named Data Context that can be shared throughout the Report. Set the Context Source to Local to apply the Data Context to the current Report element or Named if it is a shared Report Data Source Context. Named Data Source Contexts can be selected from the Context Name drop-down.
If a Data Context is to be used more than once it is recommend that a shared named Data Context be created with caching enabled.
Data Contexts can be either a series of XQuery or Python statements as applied to the current Data Context or XML, JSon, CSV, XLSX or HTML data.
XQuery and Python statements are evaluated in the current Report Data Context. Context Types that are XML, JSon, CSV, XLSX or HTML are read from the File URI.
The Report Data Context Content Type can be either a Literal or a File. If the Content Type is a File for the Report Data Context then it is read from the specified File URI.
Report File URI's are expressed as Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) and can be either a Literal or a Query to specify the location of the File Resource. Literal values are constants that are determined by the URI File property.
Query based URI's are determined by the result of the URI Query which can be a series of XQuery or Python statements to specify the location of the File URI.
Report Namespaces are used for providing uniquely named elements and attributes and is a mechanism to avoid name conflicts by differentiating elements or attributes within an XML document that may have identical names, but different definitions. If the Report Data Source contains namespaces they can be applied to the XQuery Processor.
NOTE: *Optional features that require a separate licensing entitlement to be purchased!