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nmartinez@bristolind.com

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Hi PvxPlus community!!
I have been wondering if there is a way to generate great quality reports using Pvxplus latest version.  In the past, I have created .JPG templates and then use these to output reports as PDF files, but have noticed the quality is not the best (maybe I am doing something wrong). 
Anyone has a better and different way?
Thank you!

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2023, 11:50:46 AM »
Look at the PxPlus Report writer as a means to generate the report. 

From there you can directly create reports as PDF or HTML (amongst other formats) depending on your needs.

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2023, 12:06:59 PM »
Here is the link to the Report Writer documentation.

https://manual.pvxplus.com/page/Report%20Writer/Introduction.htm
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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2023, 08:41:51 PM »
Will do.. Thank you!!

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2023, 08:44:19 AM »
Side note: When generating a .pdf file, it is recommended to turn on the 'HP' parameter to improve font rendering.
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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2023, 02:55:49 PM »
Thank you!

I was hoping to find out  a way to generate quality reports when you work with NON-normalized files on PvxPlus.

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2023, 09:58:35 AM »
Great question!  The Pvx docs caution that the Report Writer "is not suitable for character-based systems".  And from what I recall, lends itself best to files maintained within the Data Dictionary. I'm curious why no one asked what types of data files you were using nor the type of machine, so I'm curious why no one took the time to inquire.  Assuming you are using a Windows machine, you might easily slip in the *PDF* file handling feature into your existing code and take advantage of the numerous controls including fonts.

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2023, 02:12:42 PM »
Hi YonMan,
Thank you for your reply!


The software is running on a RedHat Linux server, but all users are using Windex connections on their Windows 10/11 computers.

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Re: Best way to generate great quality reports using latest PVXPlus version
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2023, 03:27:35 PM »
That should be fine.  Here's the Pvx Help File Link if you need it: https://manual.pvxplus.com/PXPLUS/file_handling/~pdf~.htm

There's some examples in the help files, too.

Best,
Jonathan