List & Label Reporting Blog

InMemoryDataProviderWrapper: Data Provider on Steroids

InMemoryDataProviderWrapper: Data Provider on Steroids

ByJochen BartlauApr 15, 20242 min read
The features of different data providers vary widely. Depending on the data source, sorting, native aggregate functions or filters at database level may be available directly. Or not. For example, none of this is available in file-based formats such as JSON or XML, or even in “web” formats such as REST. These are typically read “front to back” and therefore cannot offer sorting or native aggregation. With List & Label 29, we have something new to offer.
New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 28

New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 28

ByBenjamin WassermannJan 17, 20232 min read
The Web Report Designer is a central element if you’re using List & Label in web applications. We’re constantly improving and adding to it, and with the release of version 28, we’ve added many new objects and functions again. Here’s a quick overview of the new features.
New Service Pack 26.009 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 26.009 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerDec 20, 20224 min read
In this summary you will find the most important new features and improvements in Service Pack 26.009. A detailed list of all changes can be found in the ServicePack.pdf in your installation as well as in the Service Pack download section.
What’s New for .NET in List & Label 28?

What’s New for .NET in List & Label 28?

ByJochen BartlauNov 22, 20221 min read
List & Label 28 provides some new features and improvements for .NET developers. Most important, we’re now supporting the just released .NET 7. Performancewise, the optimized use of byte arrays for images makes a noticeable difference. And there’s also news regarding the support of new data sources. Here’s a list of the new features.
What Do 64 Interim Releases Have to Do with Today’s Quality Control?

What Do 64 Interim Releases Have to Do with Today’s Quality Control?

ByJochen BartlauOct 27, 20227 min read
This blog post was prompted by a discussion in our forum. One of our customers, who’s been using List & Label since 1995 (which actually goes back longer than my own experience!) sent us a message, telling us that due to fear of errors, he usually waits for up to a year after the release, before finally implementing a new version. Right here, I’d like to explain why I don’t think that’s a good idea, and give you a bit of an insight into our quality assurance. We want you to feel good about using List & Label in your applications on a daily basis.
Web Report Viewer for Preview in Web Applications

Web Report Viewer for Preview in Web Applications

ByDaniel SteinSep 22, 20222 min read
Up until version 27, you were able to use the HTML5 Viewer in your own .NET web applications in order to display a report preview directly in the browser. Interactive user actions such as drill down, filtering data using report parameters and much more were already possible. But the technology that was utilized for this is getting older now, as for example the jQuery framework. With the new Web Report Viewer, we have created a modern, highly compatible replacement, which has been available since version 27 (year 2021).
Four New Treats for the Excel Export

Four New Treats for the Excel Export

ByJochen BartlauSep 15, 20223 min read
To further improve our export formats, was one of the main areas we focused on with List & Label 28. Specifically, we added a number of powerful new features to the Excel export. Without any further ado, here’s what’s new.
New Service Pack 27.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 27.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerAug 4, 20223 min read
In this summary you will find the most important new features and improvements in Service Pack 27.004. A detailed list of all changes can be found in the ServicePack.pdf in your installation as well as in the Service Pack download section.
Report Server Azure Container

Deploy Report Server on an Azure Container Instance and using it from an Azure Function

ByJochen BartlauJul 19, 20225 min read
As we keep getting requests to support calling List & Label from an Azure Function, and – due to several restrictions like e.g. GDI sandboxing – List & Label can’t be used directly in this context, I thought it might be interesting to explore another way to the cloud, this time using the Report Server. Using its REST-API, you can even create reports from an Azure Function. But let’s walk through the process step by step.
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Open Sourcing our Logging Tool Debwin

ByJochen BartlauJun 23, 20223 min read
Here’s another addition to our open source zoo on GitHub – we’ve released the source code for our logging application Debwin under an MIT license. Just head over to GitHub. Here is the original announcement of the app from 2016, detailing a number of features.
New Service Pack 27.003 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 27.003 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerMay 5, 20224 min read
In this summary you will find the most important new features and improvements in Service Pack 27.003. The individual entries were taken directly from the English Readme. A detailed list of all changes can be found in the ServicePack.pdf in your installation as well as in the Service Pack download section.