The dBASE Reports Book

Creating Reports and Labels in dBASE PLUS

by Ken Mayer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/03/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781425996840

About the Book

The dBASE Report Designer can be a daunting tool, but with this book you can learn to use it to your best advantage, and create professional looking reports. Included are the following topics:

* Custom Reports and Classes
* Understanding the Report Engine and Designer's Event Model
* Learning About the Report Object Event Sequences
* Grouped Reports
* Multi-Table Reports
* Calculated Fields and Lookup Fields
* Working with Labels
* Using a ReportViewer
* Cross-Tab Reports

And much more is included. The dBASE Reports Book teaches not only how to use the Report Designer to achieve your goals, but also to work with the dBASE Programming Language (dBL) to work with and enhance the functionality of your reports. This is a companion to The dBASE Book, written by the author in 2005.

About the Author

Ken Mayer has used dBASE both as a hobbyist and as a professional coder for 22 years, starting with dBASE III+ and working up to dBASE PLUS.

Ken worked for Borland, Intl. for two years as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer on the Intrabuilder and dBASE products (Intrabuilder 1.0, Visual dBASE 7.0 and 7.01), and also worked for five years for dBASE Inc. as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, also working on dBASE (Visual dBASE 7.5, dB2K and dBASE PLUS, as well as dQuery). Ken was a contributing editor to dBASE Advisor magazine for the one and a half years or so it was in publication. He served on Borland?'s TeamB (volunteer technical support) when Borland owned dBASE, and has helped many in the dBASE developer community. At this time he is a member of the dBVIPS for dataBased Intelligence, Inc., doing the same things he did with TeamB. He authored a good portion of the Knowledgebase articles that ship with dBASE PLUS, and authored the original dBASE PLUS tutorial. Ken is the author of The dBASE Book, the book that was released in late 2005 aimed at helping a developer learn to build applications in dBASE.