Re: [gnome-db] Re: GRAND MASTER PLAN

On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 10:44 -0500, Adam Williams wrote:

> > > Sounds like what you really need is a way to generate an abi
> > > document that contains a spreadsheet and a way to print the result.
> > Yes, possibly.  To answer Chris Browne's question more directly:
> > Imagine a dunning letter:
> >                                          [company motto]
> >        Dear Mr. XXX,
> >        Your account with us is now XXX days overdue. Please 
> >        remit XXX dollars immediately. 
> >                                     Sincerly,
> >                                     William "Bill" Collector
> > Its not really a spreasheet.  The bill might be itemized, and a table
> > would be needed for that, but it really is abi and not gnumeric that is
> > best suited for this type of a report.
> But this doesn't need anything remotely resembling a "report engine". 
> Any application with GDA support (Abiword, etc...) or ODBC (OOo, etc...)
> can do this via current mail merge techniques [ assuming a data source
> exists with the required data ].
right, and indeed, this got my interest, so I'm compiling now Abiword
from CVS to see what might be missing, since GDA support is already


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