DevExpress Report Server with Built-in Dashboard Support (Coming soon in v17.1)

24 April 2017

Though we'll describe changes to the DevExpress Report Server (specifically, its ability to distribute Dashboards) in more detail in the coming days, I did want to mention a SKU change so those of you interested in DevExpress Report Server can upgrade to the Universal Subscription before the product is moved into a dedicated product SKU.

First and foremost - our Report Server is not our client-side Reporting or Dashboard platform...If you are only interested in client-side reporting (XtraReports) or analytics tools that can be integrated directly within your app (with royalty-free distribution rights), no changes are forthcoming -- Our Client-Side Reporting platform is available across a variety of Subscriptions, including WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET and of course the Report Subscription. DevExpress Dashboard is now, and will continue to be, part of our Universal Subscription.

Once we release v17.1, however, our intention is to remove Report Server from the Universal SKU and make it available only on a standalone basis.

Those who own an active Universal Subscription or purchase a new Universal Subscription prior to the release of v17.1, will receive the new version of Report Server (with Dashboard support). See our current SKU breakdown for more information, including the number of Report Server CALs we offer for Universal Subscribers:

If your enterprise is considering use of our Report Server, now might be the time to upgrade and/or renew your Universal Subscription. Feel free to contact a member of Client Services Team ( for your upgrade/renewal pricing options. 

DevExpress Report Server with Dashboard Support

DevExpress Report Server with Dashboard - Analytics Support

If you have any questions, feel free to ask - we'll be more than happy to elaborate on changes to our Universal SKU once we ship v17.1.

7 comment(s)
Dan Palazotto

Hey There....Is there a way to incorporate Links (ASPX - that include the Aspxwebdashboardviewer)? I ask this because almost every Dashboard that I've created includes JSCRIPT.  I guess a cool utility would be an Import DASHBOARD (xml) along with a JSCRIPT File that would be executed upon displaying the Dashboard.

25 April, 2017
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)


I understand your question was answered on our support forum...but for clarification, let me respond here as well...

1) Custom scripting for Dashboards used in Report Server would represent a security vulnerability and as such, we have no intentions of implementing it.

2) Adding links to a dashboard item (e.g. Grid) is not available at present, but we will include this capability in future release cycles.

28 April, 2017
Dan Palazotto

Ray, Currently I have no choice but to utilize JSCRIPT to enhance the Dashboards since the widgets currently dont allow the necessary customization.  I was only suggesting publishing Links to the respective ASPX Pages within the Report/Dashboard server. Each Dashboard is tied to a specific ASPX page and it would be awesome to incorporate these instances into the Report/Dashboard Portal. I've developed a number of Dashboards and 90% of the Dashboards created, required further manipulation of the Dashboard Widgets (JSCRIPT).

3 May, 2017

Hmm, my opinion: CALs and Product-Separation is the wrong way. Clearly it is a business decision of Devexpress, but as a long time licensee, I really don't like companies who change products in such a way. What will be the next?

15 May, 2017
Andre Obelink - Microsoft MVP

Does this has also impact of the use of client-side DocumentServer, like generating Pdf's or Excel-sheets?

16 May, 2017
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

@Andre - Report Server is a standalone product. It has no relationship to the tools you mentioned.

16 May, 2017
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

@rvp71 - Understand your perspective...I guess we could always offer a monthly service plan on a per user basis but seems to me CALs end up much cheaper over the long run. Ultimately, it's just how you amortize the cost, isn't it? Pay it up front or extend it over time....

16 May, 2017

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