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Hi,

I wish to generate some relatively simple html reports from my ODBC
database.

I'm quite happy to write out raw html to a file, but before I do that I just
wondered if there is any better solution for creating these reports?

I was initially trying to get mailmerged word files working ( After giving
up with crystal reports ) , however I have had issues on client's machines
where with a different version of word it
wasnt working - So i decided to go down the html route for ease of
support....

Oh; The application is a standalone application, rather than a web based
one.

Rgds,
Dan

Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Connor T" <ma********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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: Hi,
:
: I wish to generate some relatively simple html reports
: from my ODBC database.
:
: I'm quite happy to write out raw html to a file, but before
: I do that I just wondered if there is any better solution for
: creating these reports?
:
: I was initially trying to get mailmerged word files working
: ( After giving up with crystal reports ) , however I have had
: issues on client's machines where with a different version of word
: it wasnt working - So i decided to go down the html route for ease
: of support....
:
: Oh; The application is a standalone application, rather than
: a web based one.
:
: Rgds,
: Dan
Try using XSL to generate your HTML docs. If your data is formatted as
XML from your datastore, it's a relatively simple matter to transform
that with XSL. If not, it may still be a viable option to convert your
data into XML manually and then pass that it into the XSL transformation
style sheet.
HTH

Ralf
Nov 21 '05 #2

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Hi,

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/RdlProject.asp

Ken
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"Connor T" <ma********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:VI**************@newsfe3-win.ntli.net...
Hi,

I wish to generate some relatively simple html reports from my ODBC
database.

I'm quite happy to write out raw html to a file, but before I do that I just
wondered if there is any better solution for creating these reports?

I was initially trying to get mailmerged word files working ( After giving
up with crystal reports ) , however I have had issues on client's machines
where with a different version of word it
wasnt working - So i decided to go down the html route for ease of
support....

Oh; The application is a standalone application, rather than a web based
one.

Rgds,
Dan


Nov 21 '05 #3

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Hi,

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/RdlProject.asp


That does look interesting, but it's way beyond what I need at the moment,
however many thanks for the suggestion of looking at XSL/XML translation -
This is excellent stuff and precisely what I need, thanks!

Rgds,
Dan
Nov 21 '05 #4

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