[REBOL] Re: Access to Rebol forms converter
From: james::mustard::co::nz at: 28-Sep-2003 21:11
Quoting Brett Handley <[brett--codeconscious--com]>:
> Sounds like a really interesting project. I'm certainly interested to hear
> of how things proceed. Are you using ODBC between the new REBOL/View forms
> and the back ends or something else?
> Did you replace any Access reports and if so what did you use?
Currently we're using Doc's MySQL protocol to link Rebol/View forms to MySQL.
We've trialled using PDF Forms / mailmerge docs for an Access forms replacement
and it seems to work rather well (Thats with Adobe's PDF tools - this however
limits us to Windows). Other possibilities we have looked at are an OpenOffice
/ StarOffice mailmerge for reports. The bonus being that it lets us run hybrid
systems while changing clients from Windows to Linux.
A custom reports engine was looked at but it seemed to be a large expense with
very little benefit that we cannot get more easily from another source.