Dynamic Report Generation

Question:
How can I develop a report such that the user can choose what fields of a (single) table should be retrieved and printed? For example, a customer table with a reporting feature in the application that prints out any or all of the fields from this table.

Answer:
Take a look at the SyntaxFromSQL command. You can show the user a listbox of the available columns and allow them to select the columns they wish to view. Then construct a simple Select statement for their selected columns.

Use the SyntaxFromSQL command to convert the SQL into a datawindow Syntax string. Then you can use the datawindow object to display and retrieve the data.

If you need any fancy formatting, use the modify command to alter the presentation.

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

Recent Articles: