DOOR Oasis Office Reporting

I’ve been hinting in my status in various places (twitter, facebook, etc..) that’s I’ve been playing about with an idea to do some database/web service reporting using the ODF format, powered by a bit of XSLT. The grand idea is that ODF editors are easier to use and to get hold of than the existing reporting frameworks, ODF is reasonably easy to edit by hand if things go horribly wrong (or you need to change a server name), and, as an XML format, I can use my data to change anything in the output, content, styling, could even generate different letters for US and EU customers by selecting paper size based on country. It’s still very much in the requirements capture stage at the moment, but if it sounds like something you’d be interested in, hit the link below and have a nose around. There’s a discussion group too, which I might have to tweak if things get popular, so pop on over and give me your thoughts.

door-reports – Google Code

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