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New reporting tool needed

for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has gone
from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
the finished report from.

 

Re:New reporting tool needed


Word is not *that* slow.... something could be wrong in your code.

Quote
Graham wrote:
> for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
> brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
> the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
> the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has gone
> from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

> Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> the finished report from.

--
Guillermo Casta?o Acevedo
Gerente de Sistemas - Grupo Millennium Ltda
Guiller...@GrupoMillennium.com
http://www.GrupoMillennium.com

Re:New reporting tool needed


In QR an A3 brochure with photos is about 22Mb and QR would send this file
to the printer with the instruction to print 10 times.

MS word builds a 220MB file and tells the printer to print it once.

we have tested this by printing to file and there is a 180MB difference
between
the two methods printing 10 copies of the same brochure.

"Guillermo Casta?o A" <Guiller...@GrupoMillennium.com> wrote in message
news:3D32C207.CAB45136@GrupoMillennium.com...

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> Word is not *that* slow.... something could be wrong in your code.

> Graham wrote:

> > for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
> > brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
> > the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
> > the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has
gone
> > from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

> > Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> > the finished report from.

> --
> Guillermo Casta?o Acevedo
> Gerente de Sistemas - Grupo Millennium Ltda
> Guiller...@GrupoMillennium.com
> http://www.GrupoMillennium.com

Re:New reporting tool needed


Try these:
www.fast-report.com
www.afalinasoft.com
www.vtktools.ru

Re:New reporting tool needed


Using Report Manager you can export a report to a pdf file and send it by
e-mail

http://reportman.sourceforge.net

http://sourceforge.net/projects/reportman

"Graham" <Gra...@keelby.com> escribi en el mensaje
news:3d32bba3$1_2@dnews...

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> for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
> brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
> the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
> the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has gone
> from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

> Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> the finished report from.

Re:New reporting tool needed


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Quote
Graham wrote:

> for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
> brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
> the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
> the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has gone
> from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

> Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> the finished report from.

--

Nard Moseley
Digital Metaphors      
http://www.digital-metaphors.com

Re:New reporting tool needed


In article <3d32bba3$1_2@dnews>, Gra...@keelby.com says...

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> Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> the finished report from.

Hmm.. have you tried to use a PDF-Creator like Adobe or Jaws?

Boris

Re:New reporting tool needed


i use wPDF (www.wptools.com) to convert my reports in PDF format that is
perfect for sending emails

Roberto

Roberto

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Graham <Gra...@keelby.com> wrote in message 3d32bba3$1_2@dnews...
> for some time now we have used Quick Report for producing
> brochures, but we needed something that we could use to send
> the reports via Email so we started using OLE Automation and produce
> the brochures in MS Word. BUT it is so slow to print 10 brochures has gone
> from 20 seconds in QR to 15 minutes in MS Word.

> Does anyone know of a reporting package that you can directly Email
> the finished report from.

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