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Bulk Report Generation in OTT Format via C#

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

How to Generate OTT based Reports Using C#

In order to create OTT 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 OTT 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 OTT 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.ott");
    // 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.ott", 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 OTT

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

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

    OTT What is OTT File Format

    Files with OTT extension represent template documents generated by applications in compliance with the OASIS' OpenDocument standard format. These are created with word processor applications such as free OpenOffice Writer and can hold settings that can be used to generate new documents from these template files. 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.

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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)
    HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)
    TXT (Text Document)
    XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)