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2 posts in PB Infomaker Report Writer Last posting was on 1998-11-05 19:28:38.0Z
Pete Prada Posted on 1998-11-05 17:30:35.0Z
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From: "Pete Prada" <pete@saionline.com>
Subject: Need help
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 11:30:35 -0600
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Hi guys
I am new for this product and right now I am doing evaluation for this
product for using my Company. When create the reports, its running by
Server or Client (local PC)?? Whoever has experienced this product , what
do you think?? Its hard to create the complex reports?? My company has
several database like Sybase, Remedy and SalesLogix?? Is it possible to get
datasource from these database to create 1 report?

Any suggestion would be GREATLY appreciated

pete@saionline.com


Terry Dykstra Posted on 1998-11-05 19:28:38.0Z
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From: "Terry Dykstra" <tdykstra@cfol.ab.ca>
Subject: Re: Need help
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:28:38 -0700
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Infomaker runs as a client only.
Infomaker has really 3 components: reporting, simple data entry screen
builder and a data pipeline, allowing you to move data between any two
databases.
Generally speaking you cannot access different database at the same time to
produce one report.
Depending on your needs, complex reports might be easy. A lot is dependent
on understanding your underlying database structure. Nested and composite
reports give you a lot of flexibility, allowing you to do things you could
never do in SQL.

IM is a subset of Powerbuilder, so you can always move reports etc to PB and
then do some more complicated reporting. You can also use PB to modify the
class library (imstyle6.pbl) that comes with IM and thus give IM
capabilities it doesn't have out of the box. I've used this to build
drilldown screens, add mail functionality, better save report functions etc.

Terry Dykstra (TeamPS)

Pete Prada wrote in message <9n4ObiNC#GA.288@forums.powersoft.com>...
>Hi guys
>I am new for this product and right now I am doing evaluation for this
>product for using my Company. When create the reports, its running by
>Server or Client (local PC)?? Whoever has experienced this product , what
>do you think?? Its hard to create the complex reports?? My company has
>several database like Sybase, Remedy and SalesLogix?? Is it possible to
get
>datasource from these database to create 1 report?
>
>Any suggestion would be GREATLY appreciated
>
>pete@saionline.com
>
>