Reporting and Mail Merge
have become wide-sweeping terms for automated document, report and
label creation. Creating invoices, proposals, generated covering letters
or shipping labels can be summarized in the term Reporting.
of utilizing complex reporting tools and designers to create such
documents, TX Text Control offers an easy-to-use and powerful package to
create reports: Flow Type Layout Reporting.
Creating a report is as simple as writing a letter in MS Word
TX Text Control is shipped with a customizable template designer named TX Text Control Words.
This royalty-free application is designed to create templates that can
be merged with TX Text Control's programmable reporting classes.
connections to all types of databases can be opened to insert available
merge fields into a template. A merge field is a placeholder that is
merged with content from various data sources. The formatting of merge
fields is preserved when merged with real content.
merge fields are compatible to MS Word. Therefore, existing MS Word
documents can be used as templates for reporting processes. Templates
can be modified within TX Text Control as well as MS Word.
Reporting features: Master-detail relationships, charting and barcodes
contain static content such as headers and footers, fixed text or
images and dynamic text represented as merge fields. Additionally,
blocks of content can be repeated based on specific sets of data rows.
Such repeating blocks can be nested to represent Master-detail (1:n) relationship views.
template can be designed just like a usual document in MS Word with
typical elements such as headers and footers, tables, images, different
page orientation settings or paragraph stylesheets.
1D and 2D barcodes*
as well as 2D and 3D charting makes the reporting solution complete. TX
Text Control can be easily used to create invoices, sales sheets,
delivery notes or sales reports.
Quick facts to differentiate TX Text Control Reporting from Crystal Reports
reporting engine has it's advantages over others. The following table
lists the advantages of TX Text Control Reporting over Crystal Reports:
|Feature||TX Text Control||Crystal Reports|
|Output to DOCX and PDF/A||✔||✖|
|Stylesheets||✔ (Fully supported)||✔ (only CSS)|
|Reusable output (RTF, DOC, DOCX)||✔||✖|
|Templates compatible to MS Word||✔||✖|
|Easy to use editor|
(MS Word skills required, not developer skills)
|All databases supported||✔||✖|
|Easy change of data sources||✔||✖|
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TX Text Control
was originally released in 1991, since then more than 50,000 copies have been sold. Starting off as a single, small DLL, TX Text Control
has made its way through 16-bit DLL and VBX versions to today‘s
Enterprise edition with its .NET and ActiveX components. The recent
addition to the family, TX Text Control .NET Server
, offers all of TX Text Control
advanced word processing functionality in an easy-to-use server-side
.NET component. Customers benefit from these years of experience, large
user base, and at the same time, appreciate developing with a mature,