Are there any good form/report generator programs for Linux yet?

Clayton smaug42 at gmail.com
Fri May 23 10:59:13 UTC 2008


> Every so often I decide I'll try and replace my one remaining major
> program that requires MS Windows - it's an Access database based
> accounts program that I wrote myself.  Currently I run it using VMWare
> (shortly to be VirtualBox I suspect).
>
> So, I'm looking again, are there any good (or even reasonable)
> programs out there in Linux land which can help me create forms for
> database input and reports for output?  I'm quite happy that there are
> tools (and databases) suitable for the 'innards', mySql and Postgresql
> will both do the honours with no trouble at all and I'm sure there are
> others.  However I have yet to find any tools for designing forms and
> reports which are anywhere near as easy (and flexible) as Access, is
> there anything new (or greatly improved) that I may not have come
> across yet?

Have you tried the Sun Report Builder for OpenOffice.org Base?
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/reportdesign

C.




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