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Bulk Report Generation in DOTX Format via C#

Generate reports in DOTX format using data source & a template.

How to Generate DOTX based Reports Using C#

In order to create DOTX reports, we’ll use

Aspose.Words for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use report generation API for C# platform. Open

NuGet

package manager, search for Aspose.Words and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Words

Steps to Assemble DOTX via C#

  1. Load template in an instance of Document class
  2. Create an object of ReportingEngine
  3. Set engine options
  4. Call ReportingEngine.BuildReport method
  5. Pass the template, data source as perameters
  6. Save the result with Doucment.Save method

System Requirements

Before integrating the code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Azure, Mono or Xamarin Platforms
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aspose.Words for .NET referenced in your project
 

Generate DOTX Reports using C# example code


    // build data source
    var xml = JsonConvert.DeserializeXmlNode(File.ReadAllText("filenameDocx"), "RootElement");
    var dataSet = new DataSet("datasourceName");
    dataSet.ReadXml(new MemoryStream(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(xml.InnerXml)));
    var dataTable = dataSet.Tables["datasourceName"];
    
    // load template for report
    var doc = new Document("template.dotx");
    // create ReportingEngine
    var engine = new Reporting.ReportingEngine 
    {
    // set appropriate options
    Options = Reporting.ReportBuildOptions.AllowMissingMembers 
    };
    // build report using template & data source
    engine.BuildReport(doc, dataTable, "datasourceName");
    // save the report
    doc.Save("output.dotx", SaveFormat.Doc);
 
  • .NET Words API can be used to load, view and convert Microsoft Word and OpenDocument Formats like DOC, DOCX, ODT to PDF, XPS, HTML and various other formats. You can also create new documents from scratch and save them in the supported formats. It is a standalone API that is suitable for server side and backend systems where high performance is required. It does not depend on any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice. ‎

    Free App to Assemble DOTX

    Check our live demos to create DOTX files with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write or compile code
      Just upload DOTX file and hit the "Assemble" button
      Download the resultant DOTX file from the link

    DOTX What is DOTX File Format

    Files with DOTX extension are template files created by Microsoft Word to have pre-formatted settings for generation of further DOCX files. A template file is created in order to have specific user settings that should be applied to subsequent flies created from these. These settings include page margins, borders, headers, footers, and other page settings. Such templates are used in official documents such as company letterheads and standardized forms. The DOTX file format was introduced with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 to replace the binary DOT file format, but is supported by higher versions as well. Microsoft Word by default opens every new document based on normal.dot file. If modified, all the new files created will result in same settings as from the template file. In Microsoft Word 2007, the DOT file format has been replaced with Office OpenXML based DOTX file format.

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    Other Supported Report Generation Formats

    Using C#, one can easily generate reports of multiple formats including.

    DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
    DOCX (Office 2007+ Words Document)
    DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
    HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
    OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)
    TXT (Text Document)
    XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)