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Re: cross tables in reports?

From: Jason Cater
Subject: Re: cross tables in reports?
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 10:29:46 -0600

I will try to post an example pivot report done in GNUe shortly. Reports
does more than you initially realize :) Of course, we don't have any
sort of visual designer (yet), so it's rather difficult to see what's
going on :(

-- Jason 

On 31 Oct 2002 08:19:40 -0700
Derek Neighbors <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 03:21, address@hidden wrote:
> > This _may_ be off-topic but I rather hope it isn't.
> It is CERTAINLY on topic and I think if you read the archives we
> discussed at one point.
> > Can gnue reports, or any other Free database tool for that matter,
> > create crosstables, i.e. what <spit> excel <spit> calls pivot
> > tables, (yes i know the OOo spreadsheet has the "Data Pilot" which
> > is OpenOffice's answer to pivot tables but it's a point-and-click
> > interactive tool and not a database).
> Right now today.  It can not do CrossTabulation.  It will at somepoint
> support this.  Furthermore, I am working to try to get a free OLAP
> implementation that GNUe can use as well.  OLAP is pivot tables on
> steriods. :)
> I think anyone doing any kind of financials will require
> crosstabulation.  Therefore it is high on our list.  We just have to
> get GNUe Reports out of its infant stages before we go biting off too
> much.
> > at this moment I use an expensive program called Crystal Reports for
> > these things but I am always on the lookout for superior (i.e. Free)
> > solutions
> I think GNUe Reports will be superior to Crystal.  It will take a
> little time however.  I suggest you stay subscribed at least to the
> announce list and download and play with reports/designer at each
> release.  Then you will be able to tell when it has reached an
> acceptable use level for your needs.
> -- 
> Derek Neighbors
> GNU Enterprise
> address@hidden
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