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by Lisa Slater Nicholls
Length: 152 pages
Formats Available: Printed (incl. ebook) or Ebook only
Printed book format: Paperback, 7"x9"
Ebook format: PDF (4.5 MB)
Price ($US): 39.95, ebook only: $29.95
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Press date: July, 2006
Printed book availability: Late July, 2006
Update end of 2008: PERMANENTLY OUT OF PRINT, Ebook still available.
Ebook availability: Complete & Ready for Download
Source code: Complete and Ready for Download (1.1 MB)
With Visual FoxPro 9.0, you can add flexible and cost-effective reporting
to any database accessible through ODBC or OLE-DB. No matter what type of
programmer you are, this book gives you the tools and techniques you need to
use VFP 9 for reporting applications. Learn to:
. Access your data efficiently with VFP. All examples use MySQLR
sample data, and the source code includes a script for re-creating this data
in Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
. Build reports, with many tips and tricks to help you take full
advantage of VFP's full-featured Report Designer.
. Provide opportunities for your end-users to customize reports, using
the Report Designer - royalty-free. Make this process safe and convenient,
with VFP 9.0's new report protection features.
. Use pre-built VFP CursorAdapter and DataEnvironment objects and a
specialized VFPReports framework, the source code for this book, to deliver
full reporting applications to your customers. Simply add your data sources
and the reports you've designed, plus an XML configuration file.
Database developers who have never used Visual FoxPro can use this book to
learn how to use VFP as a low-cost and full-featured reporting tool for
their data sources. VFP developers can read this book to take a fresh look
at reporting strategies that make use of features new in VFP 9, with a
comprehensive strategy for using external data with reports.