|Chapter 1 Introduction|
WDReportCom is a solution that generates reports using Microsoft Word. Using Microsoft Word and WDReportCom, you can create all kinds of reports quickly and easily. WDReportCom includes an ActiveX DLL and an executable file that can be used to develop your applications. It will significantly accelerate your application development.
WDReportCom is a template-based solution. To create a report, you need to create a report template file first. The report template file is a Microsoft Word document that defines the layouts and formats of a report. WDReportCom retrieves data from data source and fills data into Word documents.
WDReportCom includes the following features:
Just use Microsoft Word as your reporting tool. You design reports like layouts, formats and styles directly using Microsoft Word. And you will get reports in Microsoft Word spreadsheet format as a result. Microsoft Word is powerful, flexible and familiar. You do not need to buy and learn extra reporting tools.
The main advantage of using WDReportCom is based on the fact that all formatting is done directly in Microsoft Word. You can take full advantage of Microsoft Word including text formatting, tables, fields, pictures and graphics, drawing, page setup, headers and footers, preview and printing, VBA, macros, and more.
WDReportCom executes SQL statements to extract data from database. Supports all type SQL: DML, DDL and DCL. Multiple SQL statements can be executed in one report building process. You can perform queries on databases, insert data into databases, and create database objects like tables. The power of SQL can be harnessed for maximum efficiency in reporting.
Using ADO, WDReportCom can access and manipulate a wide variety of data sources such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata, MySQL, Microsoft Access, dBase.
WDReportCom includes an ActiveX DLL for building application. Developers can save time and meet their users' needs by integrating the report processing power of WDReportCom into their applications.
WDReportCom includes a command line program WordReport.exe. You can use the program to create reports too. It does not require programming. It is enough if you know how to use Microsoft Word and how to write SQL.
WDReportCom provides various reporting capabilities including sorting data, grouping data, subreports, totaling and summarizing data, formatting, charting and pictures. It is easy to create simple reports, and, you can create complex reports.