active report

An active report is a self-contained report that is designated for offline analysis. It contains all of the data and JavaScript within the output file.

Active Technologies Dashboard

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 pages.


Enables you to populate controls based on the selected value from the prior control in the chain. You can chain static and dynamic controls, link or unlink parts of a chain, and create conditions on links in a chain. Chains are represented by lines connecting control objects on the Parameters tab. When you click the arrowhead in a link of a chain, the Properties and Settings dialog box opens. You can modify and set properties and conditions of the chain.


Objects that you can insert into the HTML page, for example, a report, graph, or image.


A control supplies a list of possible values, except in the instance of a text box, where the user supplies the value. A control enables you to prompt users for a parameter value. You can also add an input control and bind it to a parameter, using the Parameters tab.


See Active Technologies Dashboard.

Design tab

A tab at the bottom of the HTML Composer window. You can add and position objects on the page layout.

Document Composer

A Developer Studio tool. Document Composer allows you to coordinate and distribute layouts made up of multiple reports and graphs in a single document. For more information, see the Creating Compound Reports With Document Composer manual.

Embedded JavaScript tab

A tab at the bottom of HTML Composer that displays the HTML code and the JavaScript code for objects in the HTML layout.


See page layout.


A graphical representation of data within a Master File. You can use the Graph tool to create graphs, which can be inserted in the page layout.

Graph tool

A Developer Studio application, in which you can create and style complex graphs.

latitude/longitude coordinates

Fields that must be in a report for a map to point to specific locations.


A component you can insert into an HTML page. You can use either ESRI JavaScript, Bing, or Google maps.


Any component, parameter, or control that is on the Design View or Parameters View.

page layout

An individual document, or page, that displays images, drawing objects, text, page settings, reports, and graphs. You can save this pre-styled page and reuse it as a template, or make it available to others.

Parameters tab

A tab at the bottom of the HTML Composer window that you can use to create and modify parameter values, input controls, and customize parameter conditions. You can also bind parameters to controls and chain controls to one another.

Properties and Settings dialog box

This dialog box enables you to change the settings of components, controls, and parameters. When you select an object, or when an object is added to the canvas, the settings for that object display in the Properties and Settings dialog box. This dialog box opens when you select an object in the Design View or the Parameters View.

properties window

Shows the properties of the object or objects you selected. For example, if you select a hyperlink, the Properties window shows the properties of the hyperlink. General properties for the entire HTML page are shown when no object is selected. The Events subtab displays the JavaScript events associated with objects in the layout.


A component you can insert into the page layout. A visual representation of data within a Master File. You can use Report Painter to create reports.

Report Painter

A Developer Studio tool that you can use to create and style complex reports. You can design the report in the Report Painter window, a graphical representation of the report page.

ReportCaster schedule

A control that adds a schedule button in the HTML Composer page layout. A schedule button enables you to schedule a report or graph, using ReportCaster. Once you have created the schedule, you can access ReportCaster to edit information about the schedule.

RIA (Rich Internet Application)

Enables you to create an interactive webpage. Using RIA, you can generate the look and feel of a Windows-based graphical user interface in your web applications. RIAs provide rich and powerful graphics and themes. You may set a RIA theme and animation properties for objects in the Design tab of HTML Composer. Additionally, you may convert an existing page to a RIA or create a new page as a RIA.


You can use templates to standardize the layout and theme of HTML pages. Templates provide report and chart frames, a form for controls, text boxes, and other objects arranged in a fixed layout that simplifies the design process. You only have to provide information for the objects to create an HTML page that is ready to use. Controls cannot be added manually, they must come from parameters in the reports and charts. If you build a page using templates, you will not be able to freely arrange objects or add controls manually.

Visual Discovery

A type of control. Visual Discovery creates graphs using a tab-delimited data file as input.