Report Images can be either Pictures, Shapes, Drawings, Gauges or Shared Resources. To Add or Edit a Report Image click on the Report Treeview and select the Section or Group you wish to create Image in.
Click the URI button to open the File Browser and select the Image Picture to show in the Report. Specify the Image size or leave zero for the Image to Auto Size.
Images can be also be Shapes in the form of Rectangles, Circles, Triangles, Hexagons or Gauges. Shapes can also be styled with Text, Borders, Hatching, Gradients and Backgrounds. To specify the Image as a Shape change the Image Type from Picture to Shape.
To alter the Shape properties expand the Shape properties or click the Shape Editor button next to the Shape property.
Report Shape Images are a powerful graphical enhancement to the Report appearance and can also be applied to Paragraphs and Tables.
Report Gauges allow Data to be summarized in a visual format. Gauges can be styled with Captions and Ranges. Click the Gauge button on the property grid to open the Gauge Editor.
Click the Captions button to add a Caption to the Gauge and specify the Position, Color, Font and Text. Multiple Ranges can be added to the Gauge to indicate limits etc.
There many options to customise the Gauge appearance to suit many different Gauge styles including Arc styles, Ticks, Needle Color, Scale Lines and Numbers.
The Gauge Value can also be set as a Literal or a Query from the Report Data.
URI Query and Value Type
The URI Query for the Image can be a series of XQuery or Python statements to specify the location of the File URI. If the Value Type is a literal the Image File location will be determined from the URI property. If the Value Type is Query the Image location will be determined from the URI Query.
Report Shared Resources
Report Images can also be a shared resource embedded as Base64 Data in the Report or a File. This is useful for sharing a commonly used Image throughout a Report or to include the Image within the Report without having to include the Image File. Click the Images button on the Report Properties to Add / Edit Report Images.
Clicking the Base64 button to open the Base64 Image. Open an Image or Base64 Data and a preview of the Image will be shown.
Click OK to Add the Image to the Report. The Image will be available in the Dropdown combo for the Resource Name in the Image Properties. Select the Image Type as Resource.
Images can also contain Report Conditional Rules to determine if the Image is displayed or not. Report Rules are XQuery or Python statements that return True or False and determine if Content is Enabled. By Default if empty the Rule will always be True.
XML namespaces are used for providing uniquely named elements and attributes. If the Data Source contains Namespaces they can be applied to the XQuery Processor.