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Custom reporting engine.

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Hello,

I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the consideration
and I need to provide the user design facilty at run time.

Thanks,


Oct 31 '06 #1
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What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?

--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


"Ibrahim." wrote:
Hello,

I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the consideration
and I need to provide the user design facilty at run time.

Thanks,

Oct 31 '06 #2

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Hi,

Not exactly wot you mentioned. It is something to do with report generation.
I would like to create a tool that can be used to design reports, preview &
print somehting like microsoft data reporting or any other 3rd party stuff.

Thanks,,
"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?

--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


"Ibrahim." wrote:
Hello,

I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the consideration
and I need to provide the user design facilty at run time.

Thanks,


Oct 31 '06 #3

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Take into account that there are numbers of reports facilities - VS is
shipped with Crystal Reports engine, export data to Office, SQL Server Reports

If your just interesting to provide smth light-weigh to your app look at
this sample where Print is customized for WinForm control
http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscct...View_part1.asp

--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


"Ibrahim." wrote:
Hi,

Not exactly wot you mentioned. It is something to do with report generation.
I would like to create a tool that can be used to design reports, preview &
print somehting like microsoft data reporting or any other 3rd party stuff.

Thanks,,
"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?

--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


"Ibrahim." wrote:
Hello,
>
I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the consideration
and I need to provide the user design facilty at run time.
>
Thanks,
>
>
>
>
Oct 31 '06 #4

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Hi,

But I cannot use any of the today's reporting tools. I need to create a new
one (just basic) for giving the user the ability to design their own data
reports.

Thanks,

"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
Take into account that there are numbers of reports facilities - VS is
shipped with Crystal Reports engine, export data to Office, SQL Server Reports

If your just interesting to provide smth light-weigh to your app look at
this sample where Print is customized for WinForm control
http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscct...View_part1.asp

--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


"Ibrahim." wrote:
Hi,

Not exactly wot you mentioned. It is something to do with report generation.
I would like to create a tool that can be used to design reports, preview &
print somehting like microsoft data reporting or any other 3rd party stuff.

Thanks,,
"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?
>
--
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
>
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
>
>
>
>
"Ibrahim." wrote:
>
Hello,

I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the consideration
and I need to provide the user design facilty at run time.

Thanks,


Oct 31 '06 #5

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Hello Ibrahim.,

You need to realise smth like "Form editor" and send it to print when it
will be ready
I recomend to google (http://groups.google.com/groups/sear...et+form+editor)
especilally into microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.des igntime
group
and look at http://divil.co.uk/net/articles/designers/hosting.asp

IHi,
I>
IBut I cannot use any of the today's reporting tools. I need to create
Ia new one (just basic) for giving the user the ability to design
Itheir own data reports.
I>
IThanks,
I>
I"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
I>
>Take into account that there are numbers of reports facilities - VS
is shipped with Crystal Reports engine, export data to Office, SQL
Server Reports

If your just interesting to provide smth light-weigh to your app look
at this sample where Print is customized for WinForm control
http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscct...View_part1.asp

-- WBR, Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents
do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ibrahim." wrote:
>>Hi,

Not exactly wot you mentioned. It is something to do with report
generation. I would like to create a tool that can be used to design
reports, preview & print somehting like microsoft data reporting or
any other 3rd party stuff.

Thanks,,

"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:

What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a
little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?
-- WBR, Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its
opponents do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ibrahim." wrote:

Hello,
>
I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the
consideration and I need to provide the user design facilty at run
time.
>
Thanks,
>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Oct 31 '06 #6

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ActiveReports from DataDynamics has an end-user report designer. I
haven't used it at all so can't say how it is, just saying they have
it.

We use ActiveReports--they get the job done, but we're not real happy
with them (but when we did tests of several options they were the best
solution at the time).

One thing we've done in the past which made users very happy is create
an MS Access front-end to our application. Users could download the
MDB and it provided a small UI to choose what data they wanted. It
downloaded the data locally and users could write custom reports
within Access. Then with our custom UI they could update the data at
any time. Users loved it and we loved not having to write a million
reports.

Good luck.

Sam
------------------------------------------------------------
We're hiring! B-Line Medical is seeking Mid/Sr. .NET
Developers for exciting positions in medical product
development in MD/DC. Work with a variety of technologies
in a relaxed team environment. See ads on Dice.com.

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 04:53:01 -0800, Ibrahim.
<Ib*****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
>Hi,

But I cannot use any of the today's reporting tools. I need to create a new
one (just basic) for giving the user the ability to design their own data
reports.

Thanks,
Oct 31 '06 #7

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Thanks Micheal. Let me see what can be done best.
"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
Hello Ibrahim.,

You need to realise smth like "Form editor" and send it to print when it
will be ready
I recomend to google (http://groups.google.com/groups/sear...et+form+editor)
especilally into microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms.des igntime
group
and look at http://divil.co.uk/net/articles/designers/hosting.asp

IHi,
I>
IBut I cannot use any of the today's reporting tools. I need to create
Ia new one (just basic) for giving the user the ability to design
Itheir own data reports.
I>
IThanks,
I>
I"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
I>
Take into account that there are numbers of reports facilities - VS
is shipped with Crystal Reports engine, export data to Office, SQL
Server Reports

If your just interesting to provide smth light-weigh to your app look
at this sample where Print is customized for WinForm control
http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscct...View_part1.asp

-- WBR, Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents
do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ibrahim." wrote:

Hi,

Not exactly wot you mentioned. It is something to do with report
generation. I would like to create a tool that can be used to design
reports, preview & print somehting like microsoft data reporting or
any other 3rd party stuff.

Thanks,,

"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:

What is implied by "custom reporting engine"? Could u make it a
little bit
clear?
Smth like MS Exception Blocks or like Windows Event or ...?
-- WBR, Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its
opponents do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ibrahim." wrote:

Hello,

I want to build a custom reporting engine in .NET. Wht are the
consideration and I need to provide the user design facilty at run
time.

Thanks,
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Nov 3 '06 #8

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Ok Thanks Samuel, your inputs are really valuable. Let me workout what can be
done.

"Samuel R. Neff" wrote:
>
ActiveReports from DataDynamics has an end-user report designer. I
haven't used it at all so can't say how it is, just saying they have
it.

We use ActiveReports--they get the job done, but we're not real happy
with them (but when we did tests of several options they were the best
solution at the time).

One thing we've done in the past which made users very happy is create
an MS Access front-end to our application. Users could download the
MDB and it provided a small UI to choose what data they wanted. It
downloaded the data locally and users could write custom reports
within Access. Then with our custom UI they could update the data at
any time. Users loved it and we loved not having to write a million
reports.

Good luck.

Sam
------------------------------------------------------------
We're hiring! B-Line Medical is seeking Mid/Sr. .NET
Developers for exciting positions in medical product
development in MD/DC. Work with a variety of technologies
in a relaxed team environment. See ads on Dice.com.

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 04:53:01 -0800, Ibrahim.
<Ib*****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
Hi,

But I cannot use any of the today's reporting tools. I need to create a new
one (just basic) for giving the user the ability to design their own data
reports.

Thanks,

Nov 3 '06 #9

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