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Re: Reports 6i replacement options.

From: Frank van Bortel <frank.van.bortel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:29:00 +0200
Message-ID: <e2j5b1$97v$2@news5.zwoll1.ov.home.nl>


Preston wrote:
> Mark C. Stock wrote:
>

>> FOP is, however, a very interesting technology (did someone mention
>> some pl/sql FOP tools earlier in this thread?) which I've toyed
>> around with in the past as an alternative for Oracle Reports, but was
>> not able to go beyond a simple prototype since the CTO mandated a GUI
>> developer's interface rather than a combination of a programming
>> library and data-driven report definition (shoulda pursued the idea
>> and productized it!)

>
> I started looking at FOP for the first time last week, & it is indeed
> interesting. However I think a GUI tool would be more prudent for us,
> as our clients are *very* fussy about layouts. A lot of them use
> pre-printed form letters so the report elements have to align
> perfectly, which I suspect could all get a bit tedious with XSLT.
>

In that case, strike FOP
-- 
Regards,
Frank van Bortel

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Received on Mon Apr 24 2006 - 13:29:00 CDT

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