07 June 2011

Do you have experience with reporting in APEX?

Now that 2.0 of the PL/SQL Challenge is up and running, we are looking ahead to 2.1. Our plan is to add a for-fee membership option that will give you access to special member-only features.

We are still finalizing the list of those features, but one of them will be the QuizBook: the ability to generate PDFs or other document formats that contain one or more quizzes, with all the supporting documentation, essentially creating focused "books" of knowledge about topics in the PL/SQL language (and, over time, APEX and SQL).

One key ingredient to making this happen is to utilize a powerful, flexible report generator. We have just started exploring our options, which clearly include PL/PDF and Jasper Reports.

I am sure that at least some of the Oracle technologists playing the PL/SQL Challenge have some experience in this area, and I hope that we can benefit from that experience to move this project along.

So please either post a comment to this blog or contact me directly at steven@stevenfeuerstein.com, if you have any insights or recommendations regarding this aspect of website development, especially any "gotchas" regarding integration of such of features into an APEX application.

Many thanks in advance for your help,
Steven Feuerstein

1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    Jasper Reports will be a realy good choice for reporting. Dietmar Aust made the integration of APEX and JR: http://daust.blogspot.com/2010/09/jasper-reports-integration-v1100.html

    I think, he can rebuild this one with newest JR stable version.