Subject Re: [firebird-php] Re: PHP Report Tool
Author Lester Caine
Jaime Chavarriaga wrote:

> Lester
>>Anybody found a decent tool for adding reports to a PHP application?
> You can try several PHP or Java Projects...
> == PHP Projects
> Agata... PHP-Gtk, with extensions for Web display

Looked good - and then it asked for ODBC :)
I don't think I need ANOTHER interface into Firebird.
And now I've played with it - no paper formated output.

> Phpreports...

Very poor and will not actually produce reports, only grids on web page.

> Rlib...

Linux Only - No Windows module. Looks like odbc again for Firebird.

> == Java Projects

How the **** do I run ANOTHER application environment on top of Apache/PHP?

> JasperReports
> With eclipse plugin

This was looking favourite, but I'm not sure it's any easier than just
hooking up FastReport ;) And I've already paid for that.

> Datavision

Much the same again

> Jfreereports

Swing Table mode interface? Yet another 'standard' - No thanks ;)

Thanks for the pointers, a couple I had not seen before, but looking
further into these Java ones, they are just totally unusable with PHP as
far as I can see. I have the data, I don't need additional JAVA
interfaces to get at it.
I'll have to see if I can use a back end with ADOdb - that would address
most of my problems, and give me something I can view or print.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services