November 16, 2018
LET PARTY to celebrate this amazing 3.0.0 version of KoolReport. There are many more improvements in this version than any versions released before. One of the greatest enhancements is the ability to add theme to your report and work seamlessly with other PHP Frameworks.
Stunning & stunning
We are often reminded that "Don't judge a book by its cover". Why's so? Is this because we tend to look at cover first to decide whether to read a book. In other words, the book with beautiful cover naturally catches our attention and more likely they will be read by us, won't it. The same with data report. Reading a data report will be less painful and more joyful if the report looks clean and beautiful. Koolreport may not help you to create interesting content (since it may depends on your creativity) but it surely will help you to create a beautiful one so that when look at it, people want to discover your report's content.
In this version, we would like to introduce the report theming capability. A theme when applied to your report will change the way widget rendering its contents together with color and even behaviors. As a result, your report will look very much better and will impress the viewers. You will love it, your boss will love it and your clients will love it.
We have released two basic themes
Bootstrap 3 and
Bootstrap 4 however more themes will come in near future. FYI, The reports in our new demos site uses theme called Amazing which will be available soon!
class MyReport extends \koolreport\KoolReport
We understand that nowadays barely is an PHP application built without a framework. From the beginning, we designed KoolReport to work inside any PHP Frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter or Symfony. In this version, the integration of KoolReport into other frameworks goes to new level in which you may even use KoolReport's widgets inside those frameworks without initiating a report.
For example, you may create ColumnChart in Laravel's view file simply like this:
"dataSource" => DB::table('orders')
->select('department', DB::raw('SUM(price) as total_sales'))
->havingRaw('SUM(price) > ?', )
Do you see that ColumnChart widget is able to receive
Collection of Laravel Framework and use it as its data source. Also, the widget does not need any further settings to be rendered on Laravel's environment. KoolReport's widgets are able to work in CodeIgniter and other framework in the same ways. More information!
There are much more to say about this release but we only are able to highlight the most interesting parts here. If you are interested on more details, please read our KoolReport Version 3.0.0 Release Notes.
New Examples and Documentation
We have created a new look for our Examples and Demos. Not only new look is implemented but also 70+ more examples have been added for you to get started with.
Together with new examples, we have also upgraded our Documentation as well. We have been working very hard to write every details of the framework so that you can understand it deeper and use it better.
Enjoy & Have A Great Day!
<3 koolreport team
July 16, 2018
LET PARTY to celebrate the new version of KoolReport 2.78.0. We are very proud because we thought everything was just perfect in the previous version but still this new one comes with a lot of improvements. We have been working hard to find every enhancement point even tiny. So here come the new version, all are backward compatible so you need not to worry. Please upgrade!
In this version, we have reviewed all datasource classes once more time to assure they are totally safe from any security threats. Furthermore, we have improved datasources for MySQL, Postgre, SQLSRV and Oracle to reduce their response time and memory usage by enabling the connection sharing. It means that, if you have multiple queries to the same database, connection will be shared between them thus reducing the unneccessary of re-connecting time. This technique has been implemented for PdoDataSource but have not done for others.
We have improved the
src($name) function as well. Previously, this method requires us to specify the name of datasource. However we found that 80% of the cases, we have only ONE datasource. So we thought that it would be nicer to just write
src() without any parameter, KoolReport will automatically get the first datasource to use. A tiny improvement but it can free our mind and reduce the typo of datasource name which resulted in error.
We have also enhanced the SubReport feature. In the previous version, we use HTML comment tags to mark subreport section but we found that some web servers remove the HTML comment tags for the purpose of optimization which will cause big issue for SubReport so we change to use HTML element. As a result, SubReport now works perfectly.
In previous version of KoolReport, we may need to remove the resources folder when upgrade to new version. It is quite troublesome and easy to forget. In this version, we use KoolReport's version and widget's version as a factor to generate widget's url. It helps us to reduce the unneccessary work when upgrade library, KoolReport will make sure all generated resources files stay updated.
Last, we have improved the event of
Google Chart and
Table. Now in those events like rowClick or itemSelect, we will receive selectedRow with associate data beside the array one. For example, you can access the row id by
selectedRow or by
selectedRow['id']. This will add convenience to get data cell value for further processing.
Above are highlights, you may view the full release note.
Together with the new core, we have release below new package version:
- DataGrid 1.5.0: Adding formatValue for footer and enable data-search and and data-order feature.
- Pivot 4.1.0: Add count percentage and sum percentage to pivot process
- Cube 2.1.0: New
- Excel 3.0.0: Change to advanced
PHPOffice/PHPSpeadsheet library and discard the deprecated
- ChartJS 1.2.0: Return associative array on event
- SparkLines 1.20: Add ability to write js in widget creation.
- Inputs 3.5.0: Add ability to write js in widget creation.
- Morris Chart 2.0.0: Use advanced jsonEncode() function.
- DrillDown 2.0.0: Ability to work with
Beside the new version of above packages, we have add two brand new packages
- Codeigniter 1.0.0
- Laravel 1.0.0
Those two packages are free and born to make KoolReport work seamlessly in CodeIgniter and Laravel environment. In the future, we will add more packages like those two to support KoolReport working in other PHP Frameworks like Symfony, Yii2 and etc.
And not to forget, we released KoolReport Pro 2.78.0 containing all above released packages. If you own KoolReport Pro, you may upgrade now.
Have thought that the previous version was perfect, we are proved to be wrong by this new releases with a lot of enhancements. Listening to users is the key point and we will continue to do so. We thank you so much for all of your suggestions, bug reports, your case of usages that you shared with us. That's priceless! Thank you!
If you have any questions or comments, please post on this forum topic.
<3 koolreport team
April 20, 2018
We are very happy to let you know that KoolReport 2.43.0 has been released. We continue to make KoolReport the great reporting framework.
It seems KoolReport core is quite stable now. Only a small change in this version compared to the previous one is the improvement for Google Chart when dealing with numeric column in string form. We were reported by one of our customers a mysterious error that broke his chart. Further investigation leaded us to the root cause. One of his column is supposed to be numeric type but stored in string form so Google Chart ran into trouble. In this version, if a column is specified type as number, we will enforce the rule by converting the value of that column to number.
Beside the new version of core, we released new package version for QueryBuilder, DataGrid, Pivot and Excel.
QueryBuilder 1.4.0 has been fixed the WHERE statement when dealing with boolean type. In addition, we fixed the issue of wrong quoting name of table and column. Now the
table.columnName will be generated correctly as
'table'.'columnName' in SQL statement.
DataGrid 1.2.0 contains improvement for
cssClass property to add custom css classes for th, tr, td, tf. We also add the
formatValue property to allow us to custom the display of column value.
Pivot 4.0.0 has biggest improvement for css. Now we can customize look n feel by overwriting its default css classes. Beside that, we added new command
expand() at client-side to expand any level we want.
Excel 1.2.0 has been added new properties
sheetIndex in ExcelDataSource to let us specify exactly what sheet of excel we want to load. This will help us to avoid problem of
Memory Limit Exceeded if we have large Excel file.
Together with above releases of new core and extended packages, we released KoolReport Pro 2.43.0 containing all recent updates. If you own KoolReport Pro license, you may update now.
<3 koolreport team
March 19, 2018
We have released new version KoolReport 2.42.0 with some minor fixes. You may download and upgrade now!
PHP 5.4 Compatibility
In the last release KoolReport 2.41.3, we have used the class constant
::class to get the full class name of a class. However this feature is available in PHP >= 5.5. Those who uses PHP 5.4 will get errors.
With the promise to support PHP >= 5.4, we have replaced those class constants with strings containing real class names. This will help to solve the issues.
We would like to thank bysystem to let us know this issue.
We have fixed an issue of
PostGreSQL when we try to set
charset. Thanks Daniel Amamoo-Otchere for telling us this issue.
The new version 2.42.0 contains some minor fixes for KoolReport. For your information, we also release KoolReport Pro 2.42.0 containing above updates and new release of QueryBuilder 1.2.0.
Thank you very much!
<3 koolreport team
March 2, 2018
We have released new version of KoolReport 2.41.3. In this version, we added new processes
ColumnRename, made KoolReport work with
composer's autoload and fixed several bugs.
As you may know that in previous version, although
KoolReport can be installed through
composer but it was not able to use the default autoload provided by
composer. As a result, we still need to include the
koolreport/autoload.php file to make
KoolReport work. Not anymore in the new version! Now after installing KoolReport package though composer, all classes will be loaded automatically without any extra work.
AccumulatedColumn is a process to help you generate a accumulated result from a column. Let say you have a
sale_amount column, you may create a
sale_balance with be easily with following code
So you will have this result
Although you may rename the column using
ColumnMeta process, we have made new process called
ColumnRename to do this job. Renaming a column is common task so it is deserved a separated process. Below is an example to rename column from
Group process has a bug which happens when we count row in a group that has only one row. This error has been fixed so if you use
Group process, please upgrade to this version.
Together with the release of KoolReport core, We also released KoolReport Pro 2.41.3 containing the latest core and all available packages. In this new version, there is following updated versions Pivot 3.3.0, Export 3.5.0 and QueryBuilder 1.1.0. If you own the KoolReport Pro license, you may login and download now. If not, please please consider to get one since it is the most valuable package you have ever found.
In this version, we continue to perfect
KoolReport to make it the best reporting framework for PHP and we will continue doing so. We thank you very much for using
KoolReport, for your trust and your endless support along the way.
<3 koolreport team