View options (View menu)
Show File Extensions. If the option is checked, then extensions (.dtt) of the template files in the template table are shown.
Show Full Description in Table. If the option is checked, then the description of each template in the template table is shown fully, otherwise the description is shown partially.
Integrated Preview. If the option is checked, then report preview is shown inside main window, otherwise it is shown in the separate window.
Preview integrated in main form
Preview in the separate window
Flat Buttons. If the option is checked, then all buttons will have so called "flat" look.
Flat Tool Buttons. If the option is checked, then all tool buttons will have so called "flat" look.
Shadow Controls. If the option is checked, then some interface controls (such as buttons, grid titles) will have so called "shadow" look.
Environment options (Options | Environment Options... menu)
Close dataset after report formatting. When previewing, printing or exporting report, the database connection is required only for formatting stage. So, use this option to release database resources after formatting. But when you are developing report and need to test it very often, it is recommended not to set this option for better performance.
Backup template before saving. If the option is checked, then each time when report template are saved, Reportizer will also save the previous version of the file as another file with the same name and ~DTT extension.
Automatically check for new version. Set this option to allow the program to automatically check for existing of newer Reportizer version. Internet connection is required.
Maximum repository count. Use this option to change the maximum count of repositories in the list of registered report repositories. When the list of repositories reaches the maximum count of repositories, then each new added repository will replace the oldest repository in the list.
Maximum database count. Use this option to change the maximum count of databases in the list of registered databases. When the list of databases reaches the maximum count of databases, then each new added database will replace the oldest database in the list.
View options for SQL and report text editors (Font and color pane) and code writing options (Code writing pane).
Customizing syntax highlighting
On the Font and color pane, in the left part of the window, please select the component of the code, which you wish to customize, for example, comment. Then, in the color palette to the right, specify foreground color for the selected item by left mouse click, and background color by right mouse click. In the right part of the window, you can specify font attributes for the selected item. In the bottom, you may see how the code looks with specified attributes.
On the Code writing pane, please choose needed options for helping in writing SQL code:
SQL completion. Choosing this option will cause displaying in appropriate time a drop-down list with SQL keywords, table and field names.
Table names completion. Choosing this option will cause displaying in appropriate time a drop-down list with table names from report database. This option require database connection.
Field names completion. Choosing this option will cause, when you type period after typing table or table alias name, displaying a drop-down list with filed names from that table. This option require database connection.
Other (Options menu)
Disable Report Editing
If the option is checked, then editing, creating, renaming and deleting reports will be disabled in the program. There is an opportunity to set up a password protection to prevent unauthorized access to report editing. This option is useful, when the program can be used by several people and only some of them have rights to create or edit reports.
You can set up default printer settings for the current session.
You can switch between several interface languages.