[reportlab-users] Table entries with VALIGN=MIDDLE are not correct

Johan Paul Glutting reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:28:53 +0200


I am engaged in a similar project (converting Access databases to 
Postgres). Maybe we can trade tips.

I started a little log over here at oooforum.org:


with the caveat that it is much easier to install Postgres for Windows 
now (there is a Windows binary installer of the Postgres Beta - which 
includes pgadmin III - here):


also, the long and the short of it is that the fastest way to convert 
Access data to Postgres is to use ODBC, and just export the tables 
directly from Acces to Postgres.

I am also using python with the ODBC connector (it comes with WinPython) 
to access Postgres.



En/na Tim Roberts ha escrit:

> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 21:54:48 +0100, "Andy Robinson" 
> <andy@reportlab.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for this patch.  Yes, looking at the code we had
>> obviously failed to account for font size in the middle
>> case.  I checked in the "pleasant" one.
> Much obliged.
> After spending an intense weekend with ReportLab, I am reminded yet 
> again how much FUN it is to work with.  I have been burdened with an 
> enormous Access database for our square dance community; 50 tables in 
> the back-end, 140 queries and 170 reports in the front-end.  Today, it 
> requires a Terminal Server system to operate.  Bit by bit, so to 
> speak, I am reproducing all of the Access reports in Python and 
> ReportLab; my eventual goal is to operate the entire thing over the 
> web and dump Terminal Server.  Once I've done THAT, I can move the 
> back-end to Postgres and dump Windows completely.
> It also reinforced to me just how hard it is to produce good printed 
> output in HTML.  With just a couple of relatively minor tweaks, HTML 
> could become a universal reporting solution.  As it is now, with 
> careful use of CSS, you can get very consistent results in displayed 
> output, even across different browsers, but printed output is an 
> entirely different story.

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