The Reporting Problem
andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Jun 16 08:01:14 CDT 2009
XSLT is really easy, it's nothing but XML with some special tags. Please,
follow the simple tutorial, you can do it in like one hour.
With that you can generate, HTML, DOC, PDF, you can generate things to your
> Andre's suggestion of XSLT is probably right, but its also probably beyond
> my limitations. But the problem really is, how to generate the report in a
> format that some other package can use. I had given up generating reports
> in a spreadsheet because as you start hitting tens of thousands of rows, it
> chokes. Rev is much much faster. But then the problem is, how to get
> out of it.
> Take your point about a database. Sqlite would probably be great for it.
> Andre is right about awk, its not very maintainable.
> Maybe we just keep rekeying. Its not the end of the world, you just feel
> there has to be a better way.
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