I'm looking for something to print relational database reports in
landscape mode with scalable fonts and text in boxes. Three columns must
support text wrapping. I'd like a non-commercial solution if available,
but I'm not opposed to purchasing a good product.
Something like Crystal Reports would be great, but report pre/post
processing must be command line driven for automation. The output will
go to a Postscript printer.
I've tried using perl to create a tbl compatible file which then runs
through "tbl file | troff | grops -l | lp" and I'm close to getting the
results I want, but there must be an easier/better way after all of these
I've also tried HTMLifying the text in tables and printing with a
browser. This works too, except that I can't find a way to automate the
printing process. In addition, users must select landscape mode manually
using this method of report printing.
Oh yeah, I prefer to run on Linux or Solaris 2.5.1.