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Bulk Report Generation in HTML Format via C#

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

How to Generate HTML based Reports Using C#

In order to create HTML 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 HTML 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 HTML 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.html");
    // 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.html", 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 HTML

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

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

    HTML What is HTML File Format

    HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the extension for web pages created for display in browsers. Known as language of the web, HTML has evolved with requirements of new information requirements to be displayed as part of web pages. The latest variant is known as HTML 5 that gives a lot of flexibility for working with the language. HTML pages are either received from server, where these are hosted, or can be loaded from local system as well. Each HTML page is made up of HTML elements such as forms, text, images, animations, links, etc. These elements are represented by tags such as img, a, p and several others where each tag has start and end. It can also embed applications written in scripting languages such as JavaScript and Style Sheets (CSS) for overall layout representation.

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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)
    DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
    ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
    OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)
    TXT (Text Document)
    XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)