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[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. Regards, James