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DADE for IBObjects

edited March 2006 in DADE
I am just starting with ReportBuilder Pro after many years. I use
IBObjects with a Firebird database. I am having a little trouble
getting started. Can anyone give me some step-by-steps to making a
report that lists something like the Employee names out of the sample
database Employee.gdb and then some master-detail arrangement like the
Job Names and each employee under that job that has that job?

I'm trying to start with the simplest kinds of reports and then add to
them but I could not find any simple examples for IBObjects.

Any help would be most appreciated.

-Jack Rodenhi


  • edited March 2006

    1. To learn the fundamentals of RB, check out the End-User Application
    tutorials in the ReportBuilder Developers Guide installed to
    RBuilder\Developers Guide\RBuilder.pdf.

    2. Do number above 1 as the first incremental step. Then to work with IB
    Objects, check out RBuilder\Demos\4. EndUser Databases\InterBase\4. IB
    Objects. There is ReadMe.doc that explains how to build the DADE plug-in for
    IB Objects, etc.

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
  • edited March 2006
    Thanks for writing back, Nard. I had looked at the examples themselves
    and was a little daunted. I will spend some time with the book first
    and go back to them.

    I was hoping to find a simple drop a query on a form, add a dbPipeline
    and a report control, connect them up in some way I have not figured
    out, double click the report and list some field.

    If I have a problem, I will write back. It's great having access to
    help like this.


  • edited March 2006

    The IBO example that we have connects the TIBOQuery to a TDataSource and
    TppDBPipeline. (The DADE plug-in for IBO, daIBO.pas, enables the RB query
    tools to build queriy dataviews that internally use this setup.) Again,
    check out the IBO example.

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
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