Generating Report using Multiple Data Sources in Spreadsheet Document

Generating Report in Microsoft Excel Document

Creating a Template

  1. Insert a desired shape to display image in it.
  2. Go to Insert Tab and select shape by clicking on Shape Icon.
  3. Add a bullet list at the place where you want it
  4. Save your Document

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to generate a report that fetches data from two different data sources (e:g XML, JSON). Report must show following information:

  • Customer name and picture
  • List of products

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

<<foreach [in customers]>>
<<image[customer.Photo]>>
<<[CustomerName]>><</foreach>>

In-Cell List

We provide support for the following products:
<<foreach [in products]>>
-          <<[ProductName]>><</foreach>>

Download Template

Get template from here.

Generating the Report

Generating Report in OpenOffice Spreadsheet Document

Creating the Template

OpenDocument Text (ODT) is a word processing document format which can be used as an alternative to Microsoft Word Document (DOC/DOCX) formats. Since ODT is not a Microsoft Proprietary format, there are multiple software (including Microsoft Office and Apache OpenOffice) available to create, open, edit and save this format. For more information on the available software to work with ODT, please visit wikipedia article.

In this topic, we’ll not reinvent the wheel to recreate a template for generating a report in ODT format. Instead, we’ll save the existing template to ODT format using Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this; assuming you are using Microsoft Office 2010, please follow below steps:

  1. Open existing template we created in previous topic
  2. Click “File” and select “Save As”.
  3. Select “OpenDocument Text” from “Save As Type” drop down.
  4. Click “Save”.

Download Template

Get template from here.

Generating the Report