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Creating reports? - got any good ideas?

Hi all,

How to simplify the user experience re. generating, viewing and printing reports in a Windows environment?

Currently I display report output in an MF Dialog system window and have a [print] button to print using various MF COBOL routines, PC_PRINTER_SET_DEFAULT, PC_PRINTER_SET_FONT etc. The reports are basic using fixed-spaced characters to force column alignment. They look old-fashioned and text is small.

HOW DO YOU PRINT from Visual COBOL?

I'm wondering about launching a browser to handle the print so users can re-size, use browser's print / pdf-export etc. Any thoughts?

I'm about to switch to MYSQL - perhaps you use a tool that reports from MYSQL directly?

ANY THOUGHTS WELCOME.

Regards, Linden

Linden Rowland - IT Consultant
Owner/Developer, www.SchoolReportWriter.com
IT Consultant to Tindle Newspaper Group

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Admiral
Admiral

Noting better then list&label from combit, www.combit.net

Listings, cards, labels, charts, barcode, and many more

I can give you a demonstration or you can download a trial version by combit

My programm to integrate this tool is written in cobol, working wifhout problem with all visual cobol versions

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Thank you for your suggestion greiner.

Linden Rowland - IT Consultant
Owner/Developer, www.SchoolReportWriter.com
IT Consultant to Tindle Newspaper Group

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I have been using FormPrint from Flexus for almost 20 years now and I have been very happy with their product and support. Here is their link:

www.flexus.com/.../cobol-formprint

Kevin

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Thanks Kevin

Linden Rowland - IT Consultant
Owner/Developer, www.SchoolReportWriter.com
IT Consultant to Tindle Newspaper Group

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Commodore
Commodore

We here use Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, serves us very well!

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Thanks WPita_MMSIS, useful to hear what people are using. Regards, Linden

Linden Rowland - IT Consultant
Owner/Developer, www.SchoolReportWriter.com
IT Consultant to Tindle Newspaper Group

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