Reports not available in Web projects ?

  1. 8 weeks ago

    Gilles P

    Feb 14 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Québec, Québec, Canada
    Edited 8 weeks ago

    Hi,

    I watched a presentation called Reporting and Printing in Xojo. It's from 2014 and Paul says that reports are not available in Web projects and added there is no report designer available in Web apps.

    Thanks

  2. Jay M

    Feb 14 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Austin TX

    Unfortunately this is true.

  3. Bob K

    Feb 14 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Kansas City

    With BKS Shorts you can have a *desktop* report designer and use the report definition in a web app. But as far as I know there is no such thing as a native Xojo web app report designer.

    You might want to do a search for Jasper Reports. I think some folks have gotten it to work with Xojo.

  4. 7 weeks ago

    Lars L

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Germany, Chemnitz)

    We use an editor like TinyMCE to create the reports as HTML. With this you are very free to design your reports.

    You can then show your Reports in the editor or in a HTMLViewer.

    We then use WkHTMLtoPDF for converting the HTML-report into PDF.

  5. Rick A

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers (Brazil. UTC-3:00)

    The basic feature of PDF capabilities is always requested here. I think that there's a 10 years old, always postponed request, in the Feedback system.

  6. Gilles P

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Québec, Québec, Canada

    @Lars L

    Interesting, can you expand more on how you do that ?

    Thanks

    Maybe with Web2 API reports will be brought to Web apps.

  7. Rick A

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers (Brazil. UTC-3:00)
    Edited 7 weeks ago

    @Gilles P Maybe with Web2 API reports will be brought to Web apps.

    If this comes, I also expect ZIP compression and PDF creation for desktop too, as all the libs I see, like PODOFO ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/podofo/ ) requires the ZLib compression lib too.

    So I doubt it, at least in a first release.

  8. Gilles P

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Québec, Québec, Canada

    @Bob K

    Can BKS Report Studio be integrated with Xojo ? I don't find the answer on you site ?

    Thanks

  9. Bob K

    Feb 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Kansas City

    @Gilles P Can BKS Report Studio be integrated with Xojo ? I don't find the answer on you site ?

    BKS Shorts is what is running Report Studio. So you can integrate the Report Designer and Report Viewer into a Desktop app. Web apps have their own version of Report Viewer (html) but it cannot do the Designer.

  10. Gilles P

    Feb 18 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Québec, Québec, Canada

    @Bob K

    I a mixed up here. I watched a presentation of BKS Shorts at https://www.bkeeney.com/allproducts/bkeeney-shorts/shorts-designer-in-action/ where the presenter says that it does not work with Web apps.

    Does that mean that for Web apps one need to use Report Studio to create the report and use Shorts to be able to create the reports in a Web app plus MBS plugin to be able to create PDF ? Or is it something else ?

    Thanks

  11. Bob K

    Feb 18 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Kansas City

    Shorts comes with two projects. One for Xojo desktop that includes the Report Designer and Viewer that's used in Report Studio. The 2nd project is a Xojo web project that only has the report viewer.

    What we've done with a number of projects is create a desktop project that's specific to the project/database that allows it to save the report definition into a JSON string that's either used in a file or database record. Import the report definition to the web project (either upload the file or insert the data into a Reports table) and thus it can be used by the web app.

    Hope that makes sense.

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