I have a reasonably large traditional client/server
application that I would like to convert to flex. I have taught
myself enough to know that I can do the screens and business logic
This system has a fair amount of standard columnar style
reports that need to be converted, and I like standard page
headings and footers. Additionally, I need to create the occasional
mail merge type of report, and custom forms like checks.
The printjob/printdatagrid functions look inadequate for the
task. My question is what tools/frameworks are being used currently
to handle this?
I don't mind a framework approach that I can feed xml data
from my back-end, actually I think I would prefer this to the
"Business Intelligence" model that requires care and feeding of
server tools like tomcat, etc. So, are there any zero server (or
small) footprint Report Designers that would allow "paper ready"
output? What I mean by "paper ready" is something that will send
reports to the printer from the client, or send a pdf from the
I am not opposed to using the built in tools provided by
flex, but I haven't seen any "professional" looking reports
generated using these tools. I am NOT a ColdFusion developer, nor
do I wish to use CF to drive flex for reporting. If anyone can
point me to a good flex reporting framework, that would be great.