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Reporting

dbFront includes a number of different reporting options:

  • Built-in Quick Reporting
  • Excel like Data Exports.
  • Linking to a Report Server.
  • Custom Reports or Pages.

Quick Reports

Included in dbFront is a basic template driven reporting engine.   The primary purpose is to facilitate quick and simple reports like:

  • product listings,
  • phone directories,
  • mailing labels,
  • and simple invoices and receipts.

Creating a report is as simple as choosing a template and selecting the fields you want in the report.  The templates can be customized as needed.  

For more details see:

Quick Exports

Data Exports are setup similar to Quick Reports.  Simply select the fields you need and select an export type.

We list Data Exports under Reporting because many users prefer an Excel like data export to a static report.  Excel like exports allow users to manipulate and analyse the results instead of staring at a static screen or printout.

Quick Exports and Quick Imports can be paired to easily move data from one table to another.

For more details see:

Report Servers

There is an incredible number of powerful reporting options available ranging from free to full enterprise grade.

All of these Reporting Servers will require some level of setup but many are well worth the effort.

For more details see:  Reporting Servers

Custom Reports or Pages

Similar to dbFront's ability to tie in to external Report Servers, an action button can be used to launch any other web page and pass URL parameters based on the current table or data.

With this functionality you could: 

  • Search Google for a series of keywords.  There are two values shown {0} and {1} separated by a space to show passing two field values: 
    http://www.google.com/custom?q={0} {1}&btnG=Search
  • Generate a Bing Map based on an address: 
    http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?where1={0} {1}

For more details see: Action Buttons

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