Clipper (dBase III) and Organigram Report Generator needed!

Clipper (dBase III) and Organigram Report Generator needed!

Post by Stefan Eichenberg » Fri, 05 Apr 1991 19:11:44

I'm looking for software to solve the following problem:

Given a database programmed in the dBase compiler Clipper (Sommer 87, not
yet version 5.0).

One would now like to extract organigram-like reports: The user has to be
able to define the 'graphic': Who is the boss, who are the subordinates, etc.
(It won't be a fixed hierarchy, once and for all, it should be redefinable
for each report printed).

Once the hierarchy is defined, the individual boxes of the organigram should
be filled with data from a *.dbf file, that contains one record per member,
with data such as birthday, address, etc. This insertion of data is always the
same and sould therefor be automated.

Any ideas, how this could be done? Libraries for Clipper? Organigramm Packages
that could import data from *.dbf? And would allow a relatively easy 'link'?

   The user defines:

Peter                 John

  Existing database:
  Max    1.1.50  US Citicen
  Peter  1.1.40  Spanish
  Eric   3.3.60  Canadian
  John   2.12.55 French

           Born 1.1.50
           US Citicen
Peter                 John
Born 1.1.40           Born 2.12.55
Spanish               French
Born 3.3.60

Any help appreciated! I'll summarize, if need is.


UUCP:      ...mcsun!chx400!forty2!eichi          Physics Institut


1. Clipper report generator recommondations needed

Hi All,

We are looking for a report generator which meets the following

- linkable into application, preferable protected mode
- *EASY* to define reports of any set of fields, tables, relations, filters
  by the *ENDUSER*
- able to display te reports on the screen
- support of all popular printers HPIII, HP4, HPDJ etc.

Thanks for your help.


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