MetaReport is a report building tool that can use multiple data sources of various formats (Microsoft Access, dBase, Paradox, MS SQL, Oracle, InterBase and others) to create reports. Since most companies use different databases (Microsoft Access, SQL for web and Oracle for inventory tracking, for example), the usefulness of this software is apparent to any person who has ever worked in the database management field.
Firstly, the program uses ADO and BDE to build reports, but does not require having BDE installed.
Secondly, the program can utilize third-party applications by using a built-in ActiveX object.
Thirdly, various data parameters can be specified without having to alter the report itself.
And lastly, the user can choose from several popular report formats - from simple TXT or CSV to WMF, XLS, HTML, RTF, PDF.
MetaReport Developer Kit contains MetaReport - a powerful report designer, and MetaReportRuntime - a redistributable runtime module. Software developers can include MetaReportRuntime into their own projects as a report module.
MetaReportRuntime uses the same report engine as MetaReport and serves for launching existing database reports. Installation copy contain examples on VB, Delphi, C#, VC++.