Visually design printable reports (PDFs)

By Alberto Ferreira on 27 Dec 2014
It could be useful the existence of a kind of widget , similar to the page count richwidget, focus to the creation of reports (with auto pagination, Header repetition, SusTotal, total, ...) to be printed .
Curt Raddatz5 Jan 2015
Most people I'm aware of are using some sort of reporting tool, like Crystal Reports, which gives you all of this and much more.  Since those types of products do a very good job of reporting, it would be better to have a How-To or Best Practices document for reporting instead of reinventing the wheel by creating reporting components within Outsystems.  In addition, using an external tool allows end users to create reports without having to have knowledge of the Outsystems environment, a requirement for my project.
Also you can use the reporting services.

althought i understand he's idea since i also had already several requests to do That. External reporting tools doesnt give the exact content of the page That we see. I also understand That it shouldnt be easy to implement.
Alberto Ferreira15 Jan 2015
Thanks for your contribution.
Gonçalo Veiga24 Jun 2010
It would be great for reporting and printing documents to be able to generate PDFs on the fly, based on the contents of a screen.


Merged from 'New Tool: Export Screen to PDF' (idea created on 2010-06-24 21:31:01 by Gonçalo Veiga), on 2015-01-21 13:43:47 by Gonçalo Borrêga
Julius King Chua17 Jun 2014
Does the Html2Pdf eSpace can handle such case?

Merged from 'New Tool: Export Screen to PDF' (idea created on 2010-06-24 21:31:01 by Gonçalo Veiga), on 2015-01-21 13:43:47 by Gonçalo Borrêga
J.17 Jun 2014
or just hit "print" and save as pdf ?

Merged from 'New Tool: Export Screen to PDF' (idea created on 2010-06-24 21:31:01 by Gonçalo Veiga), on 2015-01-21 13:43:47 by Gonçalo Borrêga
J.17 Jun 2014
and @Ju-chan yes, it can, but with restrictions.

Merged from 'New Tool: Export Screen to PDF' (idea created on 2010-06-24 21:31:01 by Gonçalo Veiga), on 2015-01-21 13:43:47 by Gonçalo Borrêga
Goncalo Borrega21 Jan 2015
Merged these two ideas. If you don't mind I'll rename it to "Visually design printable reports (PDFs)" as "Print Flow" seemed to indicate the "ability to print a flow..." :)
Alberto Ferreira21 Jan 2015
I agree 100%
The html2pdf doesnt solve All the problems like for example with external css filés, images doesnt showing and probably many others.

ofc That there are several workarrounds althought it should be WYSIWUG (what you see is what you get)
Marcelo Pecenin21 May 2015
A new Report Design layer in Service Studio (like Interface layer), would be very nice and helpful, we could use (and reuse) all components like aggregate and logic actions to compose a report, everything inside the same ALM (application lifecycle) control, using the same database entity, struct, connection, etc.