> I have a requirement to create and save "report templates" as an
> Admin in my Web Application, which are later to be used by Users of
> the Web Application to view reports.
> While creating the report templates e.g: RPTTMP001 (the datasource
> being a comma separated text file), the Admin can "include/exclude
> fields", "order/re-arrange the sequence of fields", and "sort the
> data on new sequence of fields".
> The User can select this template e.g: RPTTMP001 and view the report
> just the way the Admin designed it to be viewed.
> All these to be done from JSP screens.
> Does DataVision supports these features. Please help me to support
> DataVision to be the reporting tool for my Web Application.
Yes it does. DataVision consists of a reporting engine and a GUI report
designer. Your admin can create the reports and save them as report XML files.
You could in your JSP pages present the users with lists of report XML files
and hand the selected one to DataVision to run. The User's Manual has a
chapter on embedding DataVision in other applications, and comes with an
example JSP page that runs a report and displays the output to the user.
If the user needs to enter parameter values (dates or department names, for
example) then you will have to write the JSP to collect that information and
give it to the report object. That's covered in the User's Manual, too.
Jim Menard, jimm@..., http://www.io.com/~jimm
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