Designed specifically for Esri’s ArcGIS platform, Geocortex Reporting 5 consolidates maps, spatial data, and relational data from a wide range of sources. When it comes to putting together a custom report for your operation, there is no shortage of tools to help you produce exactly what you need to organize and share your data more efficiently.

In this week’s Geocortex Tech Tip, we explain how to create mailing labels with reports using Geocortex Reporting 5, and the various fields and display options that can be used to give it a unique look and feel.



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Video Transcript

“Hi everyone, my name is Houtan Emad and I’m with the technical marketing team. Today I’m going to show you how to create mailing labels using Geocortex Reporting 5. Let’s do this!

First, we’ll want to create a site using Geocortex Essentials and the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5. We will add our favorite basemap to the site. And then add our tax parcels layer as a map service. We will then modify the extent of the map to show the area of interest, and save the site.

Finally, we are going to add a viewer to our site, save it, and test it. We can see that by using the Out of the Box tools for the Viewer for HTML5, we are able to select parcels on the map.

Next, we are going to use Geocortex Reporting 5 to create Avery Standard 5160 mailing labels to add to our site. First, we’ll want to make sure that we have our Parcel data source added to the application. Then, we can engage the mailing labels wizard, and select the Avery Standard 5160 format. We’ll then set up the feature id parameters for our report. Add the Tax Parcels data source to it. And finally, connect the input parameters to the data source.

Once our data stream is set up, we can add fields like Owner Name, Site Address, and ZIP code to our report. We will save our report, share it, and copy the URL. 

Back in Essentials Manager, we want to add our mailing labels template as a “layer report” to the tax parcels layer. To do that, we will navigate to the parcels layer and edit it. Under the reports tab, we will add our report as defined by its ArcGIS item, give it a name, and a description. We will then save our site and launch it.

After selecting a group of parcels, we are able to use the “Run a Report” function from the selection’s context menu to launch our mailing labels.

That looks alright, let’s see if we can make it look better.

To introduce proper formatting for text overflows, we’ll add a table with 3 rows, and use expressions to stitch together the different fields that need to appear on the same line.

Finally, we’ll remove the borders for a cleaner look.

Let’s save it and test it again.

That’s looking pretty good. Catch you next time!”

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