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Topic: Re: creating a pdf on the fly using vb(script)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56774
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 11:56 AM 11/28/2000 -0500, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I am looking for a way to create a pdf report "on the fly" using data from
>a database.

How complex a report is it? Does the database have any sort of
"reporting engine" that you could use for handling the layout of the page(s)?

>I need to be able to do this in vb/vbscript. Is there an easy way to do this?

ENTIRELY dependant on complexity of the report and existence of a
"layout engine" to handle figuring out where on the page things go.

> I was looking at generating the report in html format first and then
> converting that, but that doesn't seem any easier. Any help would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It has the advantage that you don't have to worry about layout,
just generating HTML, and leave the layout to the converter.


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