Re: XSL-based report engines?
Have you tried the XSL designer in the latest version of XML Spy? http://www.xmlspy.com/products_xsl.html -- David B. Bitton david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.codenoevil.com Code Made Fresh DailyT ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ross Lambert" <ross@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 2:09 PM Subject: XSL-based report engines? > Fellow XSL'ers, > > I'm a near-newbie and don't know if this is the right approach or not, but > here goes... > > I implemented a rather simple web-based XSL reporting system for my company. > It works great, unfortunately now they want more. :-) They would like to > allow customer service reps and eventually end users to be able to design > their own reports. In the past, only the software development team could do > this (and it was all hardcoded in servlets, had to go through the formal QA > process, and had to wait until formal releases to push the new code... > yuk!). > > My system is much faster and more flexible, but it still is not end-user > friendly. I can deploy a new report in a couple hours, but I'm happy to type > XSL code and write SQL. > > Q1: Are there any commercial report designers out there that emit XSL? If > so, would that be the way to go? We might be able to afford to license > something that we embed within our product. > > Q2: Another option is to let the end-users customize several existing > templates (double-click a placeholder graphic to upload their own, etc.). > I'd still probably have to write an SQL generator, though. Is this the > lesser of two evils? > > All advice welcome. Thanks in advance. > > == Ross == > > Ross W. Lambert, Senior Software Engineer > Who's Calling, Inc. > www.whoscalling.com > > > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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