Topic: New Reporting Addin for R6

The prototype of a new adin for R6 which allows formatted reports to be generated from R6  XML and Report Wizard output is available at www.Recorder6.info/LCFastReporting.zip Download and unzip the file and read the documentation before proceeding.  It should  work with all version of R6 up to 6.29. The addin does not make any changes to the R6 database or core R6 software.   

This addin enables the output from R6 to be formatted into very complex reports using 'Fast Report' banded report writer.  However, it is relatively easy to use - much easier than the current report writer in R6 which is both difficult to use and only works with standard fields. For more information on the capabilities of 'Fast Report' see  https://www.fast-report.com/en/product/ … ort-vcl-6/

The R6 implementation includes the majority of the available features.   

The principle on which it works is that an XMl report or RW report is used to get the standard spreadsheet type output from R6.  The output from this is then available to the addin.  One XML or RW report can be used to report on the data in multiple different ways. 

The downloaded file contains some examples of what can  achieved, together with some basic instructions.

Mike Weideli


Re: New Reporting Addin for R6

Is it free? I don't want to sound tight, but I'm a pensioner trying to support myself and a very hungry cat. So if the cat has to starve, I need to know for how long!


Re: New Reporting Addin for R6

Its free, but will require a bit of time and effort to master.  Please keep feeding the cat.

Mike Weideli


Re: New Reporting Addin for R6

Hi Mike,

Are you able to say what, if any, new addins and updates are planned for 2019 and when this might be available?

Many thanks,


Tom Hunt - Association of Local Environmental Record Centres, National Coordinator


Re: New Reporting Addin for R6

I'm getting this when trying to use the add on

Some function are not available as the addin is not licenced for Recorder 6 version -
Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership