Re: [gnome-db] Papyrus, xml reporting

On Wed, 2001-12-26 at 17:09, Will LaShell wrote:
> With subreports you basically have a report and then there is a
> reference to another report which will be embedded into this report.
> Typically we use this to include data from different datasources or to
> quickly include the contents of a secondary report into a "master"
> report. 
hmm, yes, a very nice feature. I've also made a lot of reports
(prolifics, a crappy app), and I ended up doing lots of subreports that
were shared. So, yes, it is definetly something to have in mind.

Although, we'll start with simple reports, and then add this kind of
features later on

Carlos, is this difficult/easy with the current XML?

> Being able to pass reports an argument is nice because you can
> manipulate your report sql depending on what something looks up. This
> may not make a lot of sense, but I'll be online today on #gnome-db irc
> if anyone wants to talk about it.
parameters are for sure to be supported (they are already in the IDL).

> Reporting ability would be incredibly nice to add to the features we
> have with gnome and gnome-db.
> Now if gnome-db would just have python bindings I'd -really- be happy.
if I've made everything ok, bindings won't be needed, since you'll be
able to access the basic database architecture via Bonobo
(bonobo-python). The same for the report engine. Although I suppose
sooner or later we'll need them, since there is stuff (xml database, xml
queries, etc) that are not reflected on the IDL, so the 2 choices would
be to have half-featured access via Bonobo, or full-feature via a normal

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> - <rodrigo ximian com> -

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