Report & Dashboard Server 2019 Roadmap - Your Vote Counts

28 December 2018

Earlier this week, we published roadmaps for our royalty-free reporting platform, DevExpress Reports (Desktop and Web). This post will detail our plans for the DevExpress Report and Dashboard Server – a product designed for entities that wish to streamline their report generation/distribution processes.

.NET Core Support

In 2019, we hope to focus on enhancements to the Report & Dashboard Server’s back-end engine – specifically, give you the option to host the server-side engine on non-Windows environments (thanks to .NET Core). This will give you deployment flexibility including the ability to use cloud-based providers such as Azure’s Container Instances and Amazon’s Elastic Container Service.

Data Models

We will enhance Data Model functionality and give you the ability to create custom SQL queries as needed. We hope to deliver more new features in this product area in both v19.1 and v19.2 release cycles. Please vote for a feature you’d like to see us introduce next year.

Bind a report or dashboard to business objects using the ObjectDataSource component

You’ll be able to deploy a custom assembly which initiates access to data and use its methods to provide data to reports and dashboards.

Bind a report or dashboard to Excel worksheets using the ExcelDataSource component

You’ll be able to use local XLSX\XLS\CSV files for your data source (for both reports and dashboards).

Bind a report or dashboard to OLAP cubes

You’ll be able to connect to an OLAP cube in the Microsoft Analysis Services database and provide data to reports and dashboards.

Bind a report or dashboard to REST data (JSON)

You’ll be able to specify the Web Service Endpoint URI and provide data to reports and dashboards.

Bind a report or dashboard to Google Spreadsheets / Excel Online data (MS Office 365)

You’ll be able to specify a file and a worksheet and provide data to your reports and dashboards.

Incremental Enhancements

We also want to incorporate the following features next year:

  • Allow you to select a color scheme for Document Viewer, Report Designer and the Dashboard component.
  • Allow you to define an auto-refresh period to update Dashboard data in real-time.
  • Update the desktop End-User Report Designer with all UI\UX enhancements introduced in our royalty-free reporting platform (remember, our Report and Dashboard Server is powered by DevExpress Reports).
  • Provide a tool that helps you migrate a service product's database from staging to production environments.

We are also considering whether to enable use of custom, self-developed dashboard items in Report & Dashboard Server Dashboards.

If you have other suggestions, feel free to submit your comments below.

Paul Kubb

restful web api of course

29 December, 2018
Junaid Ahmed 3

Please check below comments which we need in Dashboard for upcoming feature 19.1

1.I need the global formatting for numeric field (which I already asked in ticket T183680)

2.I have an issue in Range Filter Dashboard (please check ticket T691579)

3.I need PdfViewer in Dashboard like (Bounded Image) (please check ticket T560309)

4.I need Gantt chart in Dashboard (please check T546440)

5.I need Dashboard in hypbrid application (DevExtreme) ,that look as native apps instead of browser....(please check ticket T190454)

31 December, 2018
Alexandre Henzen

REST Json is very important

15 January, 2019

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