Creating reports? - got any good ideas?
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.
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