Documatic: reports for Ruby

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by urbanus, May 17, 2007.

  1. urbanus

    urbanus Guest

    A new reporting and document production tool has been released for
    Ruby called "Documatic".

    Documatic is an OpenDocument processor for Ruby. It can be used to
    produce attractive printable documents such as database reports,
    invoices, letters, faxes and more. Both the data inputs and the
    printable output are very flexible and easy to configure.

    It can be used from within Ruby on Rails or from standalone Ruby
    scripts.

    You prepare your report templates in OpenOffice.org, entering your
    Ruby code straight into the document itself. The bits of Ruby code
    are marked with special styles that tell the report compiler to treat
    those parts as code.

    The data for your report can be anything: arrays, hashes, ActiveRecord
    objects etc. etc. When the template is processed you pass in all the
    values and they become available in the embedded Ruby binding.

    Documatic is Free software (public domain), available as a Rubygem
    from http://rubyforge.org/projects/documatic. You can install it with
    the command "gem install documatic".

    The Documatic homepage has more details on how to use Documatic,
    including a live Rails demonstration of a Documatic report, plus a
    standalone Ruby script demonstration you can download and experiment
    with.

    http://documatic.240gl.org

    If anyone has any comments or questions I'll be here in this group.
    Thanks for your time.


    Regards,
    Dave Nelson
     
    urbanus, May 17, 2007
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