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Welcome to the Digital Metaphors sponsored newsgroups. The following forums are provided to facilitate the exchange of information and enlightenment amongst users of our products. Collaboration is a powerful tool and this is the place for newbies, experts, and Digital Metaphors engineers to share information on building world class reporting solutions with ReportBuilder.



announcements general announcements about new releases, etc.
job-exchange marketplace for job providers and seekers
tech-tips tech tips posted by digital metaphors
general general report building
end-user developing end-user reporting solutions
server implementing report server solutions
dade data access development environment
rap run-time Pascal development environment
subreports using free form subreports
datapipelines report data access: database, textfiles, stringlists...
devices report output: printer, screen, file, archive...
component-writing custom report components, datapipelines, and devices

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Do not cross post your message to many groups. If you can't determine which group is the best, say that in your post, and ask someone to suggest which group would be better. Posting to the proper newsgroup will usually speed up the response time to your message.

3. Stay focused on the current topic.
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5. Do not post bug reports
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