|Add your own Custom Designed ReportWriter to your programs! The FCC Reportster consists of Visual Basic source code which you can adapt to fit your customers' needs or leave as is and insert into your VB5 and/or VB6 applications.|
Why do I need it?
Since each end user has different and changing reporting needs, and it is impossible to create custom reports for all of them, it is desirable to provide report-writing capabilities with your applications. Often, other software report-writers are too complex for your users to understand; furthermore, new versions are released every 6-12 months, forcing you and your clients to buy the newer version to correct bugs, or to make use of the new technology or new platforms. In addition, many of these products have high overhead in terms of DLLs and OCXs that you must monitor...making sure that your client always has the correct copies.
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Features for the End User:
How do I Implement it?
DAO and SQL Server -- In the design phase, use Add Form, Add Module, and Add Class Module to add the FRM, CLS, and BAS files provided with Reportster. Next, a wizard will examine your ACCESS or SQL Server database which contains the information needed by the reportwriter. A few hours after you start, it's ready for the open road. Click here to view Reportster DAO tutorial.
ADO -- The ADO version requires a bit more work since it uses an MDI interface. It comes with a sample project which illustrates how to make the connection. You can get a sense of the complexity by reading the ReportsterADO tutorial - click here to view. The ADO version also requires 3rd party controls from Infragistics, to wit: Active Threed Plus, Active ToolBars Plus, Data Widgets Ver. 3.12, and Calendar Widgets Ver. 1.09.
Reportster has been unbundled...
a) Reportster Package $140.00 + $5.00 S&H includes source code, manual and tutorial.
b) Reportster phone support $90.00 per call
Call 1-800-845-7594 to order - MC/VISA/AMEX accepted.
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