Re: [gnome-db] Reports

On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 23:34, Santi Camps wrote:
> > On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 10:14, Santi Camps wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > 
> > > I am just beginning a project using libgda, a web applications generator
> > > that builds html forms from database schema information and so on. 
> > > 
> > > I am also looking for some good method of easy generate Reports.  I have
> > > found some references to Gda Report in your documentation, and even I
> > > have looked some of your code (0.8.194 from CVS).  
> > > 
> > > I thing that, nowadays, libgda-report-2 provides data types and methods
> > > to define a report document, but nothing to put information in it or to
> > > print it, isn't it ?
> > > 
> > yes, that's all we've got implemented.
> > 
> > > What are you thinking to do in this way?  Some new widgets in libgnomedb
> > > or something more in libgda? 
> > > 
> > first of all, we need to add support to libgda-report to be able to
> > process a report and return the filled-in XML (XML report with data from
> > the database). Then, once this is done, we need, first, a UI for
> > previewing and printing the report, and then another UI to design the
> > reports.
> > 
> > > I think that libgda is a very good product, and if I can I will try to
> > > use libgda-reports too.  Congratulations for your work.
> > > 
> > I am about to write a list of features for the 1.0 release, and one of
> > them is the report stuff, which needs to be ready for a 1.0 release. I
> > am planning to work on it myself if nobody else does it, but I'd really
> > appreciate any help on that, so if you want, you can help on completing
> > the reporting framework in libgda.
> > 
> Well, I can't work so hard as you do (I have a job and a one year old
> baby, so my free time is not a lot of time), 
well, I also have a job, and very little free time to work on this :-)

> but I will try to help you
> with the reporting framework.  

> I have not a lot of experience in Gnome developments, so probably I will
> be slowly.  Please, be patient.
well, the beginning is just about XML, since we first need to finish the
low level implementation.

> Where I should to start working?  I should read any documentation
> before?
that low level stuff is in libgda/report/, where you've got a DTD that describes
the report format, and a libgda-report which is supposed to manage this report
format. So, the first thing to do is to finish the implementation of
gda-report-document.[ch], which includes implementing all the existing functions
and add support for filling in the XML file with data from a database.

Carlos is the person who started that, so ask anything you need in the list.


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