[reportlab-users] Example Code
jgodoy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 21:20:45 EDT 2007
Stephan Richter wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 April 2007 18:38, Rich Shepard wrote:
>> > Yeah, the same is true here. We mainly use RML. And if you need RML
>> > examples, I think there are a few more or less hidden around there.
>> Thanks, Stephan. Our data are in database tables (SQLite3 in one
>> application, PostgreSQL-8.2.x in another), and converting them to XML is
>> an unnecessary step.
> I disagree. If the purpose of the PDF is just to create a simple table for
> the data, then fine. But if you want to have some nicer layout, RML makes
> your life *much* simpler, since it allows a designer to work at the
> template and is much easier to maintain. You would not create HTML all in
> Python either, or?
I second that.
We're producing very nice reports and documents with data coming from
PostgreSQL 8.2.3 here.
The key thing was writing a template -- I use Kid and Genshi with
TurboGears -- and layouting things where they should be.
What was a nightmare with CSS and cross browser compatibility came easily
with PDF + RML + z3c.rml.
Jorge Godoy <jgodoy at gmail.com>
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