i-net Clear Reports Documentation

The reporting solution i-net Clear Reports has a steep learning curve. You will learn quickly how to navigate the system and create expressive reports. Nevertheless, we do provide an extensive documentation with our products to help you get started quickly.

For custom integration scenarios, i-net Clear Reports offers powerful Java and .NET APIs and a server with a RESTful web APIs.

Have a look at the Feature Samples and Application Samples and check out some scenarios from our customers. We are always interested in how you do benefit from our products.

  • Getting Started Guide
    First steps using i-net Designer to create your first report with and without a database connection.
  • Security Guide
    The security features of i-net Clear Reports to restrict the rights on the reports are: Report Permissions and Report Locations. But there are many more options to secure the server.
  • FAQ
    Check our FAQ and the documentation before asking our support staff for assistance.

Developer Documents

  • The .NET API for developers to integrate i-net Clear Reports in existing .NET applications is available in Visual Studio through the included dll files from the SDK.

Updates and Changes

i-net Clear Reports is constantly being improved. We release two major versions each year, usually at the beginning of the second and third quarters, which we call .4 and .10 and which correspond to the respective month of the planned release.

The Release Notes include all changes since the selected version until the newest version. Just select the version you are currently running and the changes document will show everything that happened since then.

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If you have further questions or suggestions, please get in contact with our team at clearreports@inetsoftware.de.

The list is shortened to show the last eight FAQ entries only. For the complete list of FAQ entries for i-net Clear Reports see here.

Version Support

As you can see from the adjacent list, we offer our customers support on issues related to our products over a long period of time. We generally recommend using the latest available minor version. However, if you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

We will be happy to work with you to resolve any requests you may have for updates to versions that are no longer officially supported.

i-net Clear Reports is released annually with x.4 and x.10 versions. The x.10 version is considered Long-Term Support (LTS) and receives prioritized bug fixes. The x.10 version replaces the x.4 version as soon as it is released and no new features are added to x.4. Analogously, this applies to the x.10 with subsequently released x.4 version.

  • General support, including explanations and support for updates, is provided for a maximum of 5 years.
  • Critical bug fixes will be provided for a maximum of 4 years for all x.10 versions.
  • Regular bug fixes will be provided for a maximum of 3 years for all x.10 versions.
  • Bug fixes and minor enhancements are provided for a maximum of one year for the x.4 versions
  • New features are only available in the latest version.

Support Overview

The following table summarizes the support and maintenance intervals for i-net Clear Reports:

Version General Support Critical Bug Fixes Bug Fixes New Features
x.4 Yes (1 year) Yes (1 year) Yes (1 year) Yes (next version only)
x.10 Yes (5 years) Yes (4 years) Yes (3 years) Yes (next version only)

Version Overview

The following overview gives you an overview of the i-net Clear Reports versions we currently support, as well as their initial release and planned end-of-life.

20.10 21.10 22.10 23.10 24.4 24.101)
General support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Critical bug fixes - Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Bug fixes - - - Yes Yes -
New features - - - - - Yes
Java Version 1.8 - 15 11 - 17 11 - 17 11 - 21 17 - 22 17 - 22
First publication 2020-10 2021-10 2022-10 2023-10 2024-04 2024-10
End-of-Life 2025-04 2026-04 2027-04 2028-04 2025-04 2029-04

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