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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
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    Unanswered: Reporting from 4GL - your thoughts?

    Hi. I am relatively new to Informix. I am curious to know what options you are aware of or are using for creating reports from 4GL. We run Ifx 7.32 on AIX 5.3.

    We create a variety of reports for our different departments. Packing slips, sales reports, invoices, etc. Currently, we have a custom solution in place that is quickly becoming outdated. The report drivers within a 4GL program will pump out the data for a printed report along with our own proprietary tags to delimit the data. Once this file is written to disk, we call a Perl script to merge this file with a report template that has the formatting and page layout as raw PCL data. The problem is that the tool we use to create the document templates is very old. I have been tasked with evaluating alternatives.

    Is there a standard practice for generating these kinds of documents from a 4GL program? I would appreciate any and all feedback. What do you use? What tools should I look at?

  2. #2
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    César Inacio Martins
    Jundiai / SP - Brasil
    http://www.imartins.com.br/informix - em Português
    http://www.imartins.com.br/informix - English (translated by Google).
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  3. #3
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    Hi,

    Since a few months we run some reports in EGL which we call from 4GL. The output in this case is a PDF file. But that might not be what you want...

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