Use the Symbol layout element to add a static symbol to anywhere on a page or any report section (i.e. header, detail or footer).
Refer to Symbol layout element for a Github example.
There are 8 built-in symbols which you select from the symbolType property dropdown. These 8 symbols are from the Zapf Dingbats font.
The following table summarizes the built-in symbols.
|Character “3” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “4” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “l” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|See "Custom Defining a Symbol" section below
|Character “n” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “5” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “6” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “7” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|Character “8” from Zapf Dingbats Font
|See Colors UsersGuide topic.
|A value indicating the color for the Symbol.
|A value indicating the custom character used. "Custom" must be selected from the symbolType property.
|A value indicating the custom font. "Custom" must be selected from the symbolType property.
|A value indicating the font size used for the Symbol.
|A value indicating actual Symbol displayed.
|A value determining if a Symbol is visible.
|A value indicating the programmatic identifier of the Symbol.
|A value indicating the height of the Symbol.
|A value indicating the width of the Symbol.
|A value indicating the X coordinate of the Symbol.
|A value indicating the Y coordinate of the Symbol.
Custom Defining a Symbol
Use any symbol from any font with the Symbol element and a custom character appears as the symbol in the generated PDF report. Select
custom from the symbolType property drop down menu. Then specify the character to in the customCharacter property (only one character is accepted) and the font for which that character is defined in the customFont property.
Conditionally define if a symbol appears by adding a function that returns a Boolean value to the visibilityCondition property. For example if
LT(Price, 10) evaluates to
true (the price is less than 10), then the symbol appears but if
false it does not.