Creating Active Technologies Dashboards With HTML Composer

An active report is a report that is designed for offline analysis.

HTML Composer has extended the functionality of active reports by providing the features to build an active dashboard. An active dashboard is an HTML form with one or more active report procedures, and controls to mimic active report menu options to allow global modification of multiple active reports in HTML created pages.

The process of creating active dashboards in HTML Composer consists of:

  • Adding an active report to HTML Composer.
  • Binding or synchronizing other active report and active chart objects to the active report in the layout.
  • Configuring active controls that mimic active report menu options at run time.
  • Exporting the HTML form as a FOCUS procedure (.fex) for scheduling and distributing active dashboards.