[Tutor] report service

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Feb 19 12:27:15 CET 2007

János Juhász wrote:
> Dear Kent,
>  > > May someone recommend any simple solution to distribute some dozen
>  > > parametrizable sql reports
>  > > for some dozen users with a minimal access controll.
>  > > Some kind of charting possibilty needed, but I needn't web-based 
> front end.
>  > I'm not sure I understand your requirements. Do you want a way for a
>  > dozen users to be able to create reports from a database, where they
>  > select some parameters and create the report on demand?
> Currently I have some crystal reports, some dozen excel tables with 
> simple or complicated
> database queries and some delphi programs with some grids and sometimes 
> with charts.
> All of these 'reports' and it's contents are managed by the IT department.
> My dream to have a central repository of database reports,
> organized based on the workflow and controlled by the controlling 
> department.
> The distribution can be made by filesystem level (each report a separate 
> file),
> or by application level (the report manager shows a tree with the 
> accessible reports).
> The candidates are till now:
>  crystal report server
>  ms reporting services
>  commercial reportlab

So you want a program that will generate the report files automatically?
What about the open source ReportLab?

You might still want to look at Dabo, it has a report generator built on 
ReportLab that adds some database integration.


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