ReportBro Designer can be easily integrated into your web application. Everyone can design & edit document templates, and preview them directly in the browser. The reports can be generated with ReportBro Lib (a Python package) on the server.
See the ReportBro project website on https://www.reportbro.com for full documentation and demos.
- Download ReportBro Designer from https://www.reportbro.com/download
- Extract .zip or .tar.gz and move
distfolder to your application
- In your .html document reference reportbro.js (or reportbro.min.js) and reportbro.css. See basic usage below.
Install via npm:
npm install reportbro-designer --save
<link rel="stylesheet" href="reportbro/reportbro.css"/> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.6.0/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="reportbro/reportbro.js"></script>
Place an empty div within the
<body> of a web page:
Install Node.js and npm.
Troubleshooting for Ubuntu/Linux: If you get an error like "/usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory" you can easily fix it with a symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
Go to reportbro-designer root directory and install node modules:
npm run build
This is a fast way to build ReportBro Designer and easily debug the code. You can use the generated reportbro.js file from the dist folder in any modern browser supporting ES6 (ECMAScript 2015).
npm run build-prod
Running demos from local filesystem
You need to run
npm run build-prod
at least once before starting any local demos. This build step copies the external plugins to the ../dist/ext folder which are referenced in the demos.
Running demos from local filesystem with Firefox
Due to Firefox's strict origin policy the icon fonts cannot be loaded (from ../dist/iconfonts)
with default settings. Go to
about:config and make sure
security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy is set to false.
Testing with MS Edge on localhost
You have to enable loopback first
CheckNetIsolation LoopbackExempt -a -n=Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
If you want to use ReportBro to develop commercial applications and projects, the Commercial license is the appropriate license. With this license, your source code is kept proprietary. Purchase a ReportBro Commercial license at https://www.reportbro.com/license/ .
If you are creating an open-source application under a license compatible with the GNU AGPL license v3, you may use ReportBro under the terms of the AGPLv3.
Read more about ReportBro's license options at https://www.reportbro.com/license.