Hi we are using oracle as backend on hp ux and servlets and jsp to interact with the user. Now we have a requirement were we need to generate pre-formated reports which is very complex to generate with html and there are lot of veritical lines etc and even a single space here and there and the report is gone. So can you guys suggest me a reporting tool that has a feature to develop complex reports and outputs it on the fly either in html,pdf or word document format Thanks Bobby
Hi Bobby, I have limited experience with the Cognos Reporting Tool (specifically Impromptu Web Reports). From what I've seen its pretty good. I know it posts HTML and possibly Word; not sure about pdf. Cognos uses 'cubes' to hold data that enables a user to 'drill' through the information. In other words, you can tackle data from various angles and move through it to show whatever you want. The only problem is that Cognos costs quite a bit of cash. Here's the url if you're interested: http://www.cognos.com/products/reporting.html Hope this has been of some use. Regards, Richard ps I don't work for Cognos so this is not a sales pitch!!