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DataVision is a reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports. Reports can be designed using a drag-and-drop GUI or a text editor. They may be run, viewed, and printed from the application or exported as HTML, XML, PDF, Excel, LaTeX2e, DocBook, or tab- or comma-delimited text files. The output files produced by LaTeX2e and DocBook can in turn be used to produce PDF, text, HTML, PostScript, and more. It can generate reports from JDBC databases or text data files. Report descriptions are stored as XML files.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Dec 2007 18:33

    Release Notes: This release adds XLS exportation support, adds support for specifying the starting report and the default output directory from the commandline, adds a test report which runs against a Derby database, includes the datavision_version.txt file in the DataVision JAR, eliminates NPE when copying report conn info from an existing report, fixes empty_charsep.xml, fixes overlapping header/footer sections, adds general documentation updates, implements CJK fonts in PDF LE, implements a CSS-based HTML layout engine, modifies the DOS startup file to fix issues, reinstates the changelog file, updates the build script, and upgrades all libraries.

    •  08 Nov 2005 15:47

      Release Notes: New aggregate fields were added: sum, min, max, count, average, stddev. The file parsing API was simplified. JRuby and iText were upgraded. A "delete" menu item was added in the field picker edit menu. The last-used layout engine is now remembered. Release packaging and GUI bugs were fixed. PDF font selection was improved. DataVision now requires Java 1.4. Unneeded regex and XML jars were removed. The code was moved from CVS to SVN.

      •  08 Apr 2005 07:29

        Release Notes: This version fixes a problem where after changing a field's format, it would disappear from report output after the report was saved and reloaded. It also fixes a serious subreport bug where when subreports were saved as part of a report and re-loaded, they would not run properly. Another subreport bug was fixed so that if a subreport has multiple joins, "and" is put between them when generating SQL. Reports with subreports will run faster, because subreport query results are now cached. The MySQL test data generator now properly generates upper-case names and names with spaces.

        •  16 Mar 2005 08:07

          Release Notes: This release adds a Formula Languages item in the Report menu that brings up a dialog for editing the report's scripting languages. It also adds a "Scripting Language" drop-down menu to the formula editor, startup formula, and suppression proc dialogs. It changes "ruby" to "Ruby" as the language name in all example XML files and in There is documentation for the new and changed dialogs. A problem with table object lookup which caused an IllegalAccessException error when dragging fields onto the report was fixed.

          •  03 Mar 2005 04:43

            Release Notes: A default format and border can now be set for the entire report. Formulas are now run using the Bean Scripting Framework, and the report is exposed to formulas as a global object. An upgrade was made to JRuby 0.8.0. A number of code refactorings that didn't change behavior were made. Quotes were remvoed from around classpaths in datavision.bat. A documentation error that showed incorrect arguments for the PDFLE constructor was fixed.


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