Where IS the Report Builder?
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Wed Jan 26 10:36:36 CST 2005
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Correct, as of Rev 2.5, the Report Builder no longer exists. I never
found it to be all that useful anyway, so I suppose it's just as well.
Printing tutorials can also be found in Rev Online, if you purchased
the tutorials or the Studio/Enterprise licenses (which include the
tutorials). I'm not sure if the basic printing tutorial is one of the
free ones or not anymore.
On Jan 26, 2005, at 10:35 AM, Jim Lyons wrote:
> The recent discussions about printing in Rev have come along at a
> propitious time for me. I have a data stack with about five fields per
> record, only a couple hundred records. The data eventually gets
> exported to a page layout program in RTF, but I was trying to make it
> easy for users to get check prints of various subsets of the data. I
> built a printing stack as recommended here and assembled the data into
> one tab delimited field. Using Chipp's and Jacque's tips, I have been
> able to make this work, more or less. I have learned a lot while doing
> this, and discovered things in the docs I didn't see before, like
> Along the way I found revPrintReport. It makes reference to the
> "Report Builder" on the Tools menu, but it's not in my copy. (Rev v2.5
> on Mac OS 10.3) Most of the See Also links are broken. Entering
> "report" in the filter field under Topics produces no hits. Only
> revPrintReport comes up in the Dictionary.
> So I searched the list archives. (What a pitiful way to try to find
> any specific information, but I'll save that for another rant...) I
> found out that the Search-the-List stack, which is still referenced in
> RevNet, is no longer available. So I spent a little time reading the
> Google advanced search tips since I couldn't remember how to search
> just our discussion list. After I didn't find anything about
> restricting the search, I just tried "use-revolution report builder"
> and got a few hits. They were other people asking the same question,
> and answers that applied to the previous version of Rev. Sigh.
> Finally, to be thorough, I went to the FAQ section of our docs and
> immediately found "How do I create a custom printed report?" This
> appears to be the latest up-to-date advice, which is essentially what
> I had already done: build it yourself with a special stack. There is
> no mention of a Report Builder.
> So I conclude the answer to the subject line is, "The Report Builder
> no longer exists." Maybe this will save someone else the time of
> looking further, if they search the archives and happen to come across
> this message....
> Lest you think I am a curmudgeon, the bottom line is that I was able
> to get done what I needed in Rev. I love working with Rev. I just want
> the docs to be accurate, and for us to find a better way of creating a
> Knowledge Base for using Rev than we have so far. Sorry for a rambling
> Jim Lyons
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> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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