GRD 3.20 new features

Genero Report Designer v 3.20 includes information about new features and changes in existing functionality.

Important: This page covers only those new features introduced with the Genero Report Designer version specified in the page title. Check prior new features pages if you migrate from an earlier version. Make sure to also read the upgrade guide corresponding to this version.

Corresponding upgrade guide: Update report design documents to the current version.

Table 1. Genero Report Designer
Overview Reference
The Toolbox elements "Paragraph" and "Text" have been added. See Paragraph and Paragraph Text.
The Toolbox includes a new Break element to facilitate page breaks. See Break.
The Toolbox includes a new Rich Text element to display PXML, HTML, and XHTML files. See Rich Text Box.
The Toolbox includes a new Date Format element to display dates. See Date Format Box.
Repetitive display of a value can be suppressed, so that only the first occurrence on a page or in the report is displayed. See Hide repeated values.
When using drag-and-drop into a report, you can now only drop into a container. See Drag-and-drop objects.
Containers are now shown in the Design view. No additional reference.
Sizing handles for report objects have simplified. No longer are there two modes; an object now directly provide handles to resize either by keeping the aspect ratio or not. No additional reference.
A new table control selects the table and shows its properties. It allows the insertion of headers and footers directly from the design view. See Add headers or footers to a table.
Only one header and one footer displays in the Design view at any one time for a report header and footer, or for a table header and footer in a report. Use a combobox to choose which header and/or footer to display. See Add headers and footers to a report and Add headers or footers to a table.
The Data View includes a new column, Description. If a description is added for a data item, it displays as a tooltip for the field name in both the Data View and the Edit RTL Expression dialog. See Adding report data (the Data view).
Users can create custom generic reports. See Create a custom generic report for simple list or form list.
The Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) bar code type is supported. See OMR.
Image caching can be disabled using the pxmlCacheImages rendering hint. See Optimize the rendering process.