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Re: Reports 6i replacement options.

From: Mark C. Stock <mcstockX_at_Xenquery>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 18:49:09 -0400
Message-ID: <hoGdnTtj3474OtPZnZ2dnUVZ_vudnZ2d@comcast.com>

"Frank van Bortel" <frank.van.bortel_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:e2j5b1$97v$2_at_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
:
: Top-posting is one way to shut me up...

actually, AFAIR, you have explict control over the exact placement of items with FOP ... so it can be bettter than a gui

(my prototype was for HIPPA forms with 100's of teeny tiny little fields)

++ mcs Received on Tue Apr 25 2006 - 17:49:09 CDT

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