Report Drawings are a shapes canvas consisting of multiple shapes, images, graphics and text. Report Drawings are converted to images that are then included in the Report output build.
To add or edit a Report Drawing you need to firstly add an image by clicking on the Report Designer tree-view and selecting a Report Section or Report Group and then click the menu Edit | New, Insert or Edit Image.
Report Drawings can also be shared Report Resources either as embedded Base64 Data in the Report or a Resource File specified by a URI. Resources are useful for sharing commonly used content throughout Reports.
Click the Images button on the Report properties to add or edit Report Images.
Click the OK button to add and the Report Resource will now be available in the drop-down list for the Resource Name property on the Report Image properties grid.
The Image Type property must be set to Resource from the drop-down list to use Report Resources.
Report Rules are conditional XQuery or Python expressions that determine if Report content is enabled and applied to the Report build. Rule based queries return True or False and can query the Report Data Source and other Report Data Contexts. Rules are used for controlling the flow, visibility and activation of Report content.
By default if empty the Report Rule will always be True and the Report Item will be enabled.
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.