report generation

Hi,    i will want to generate a report based on some data in a text file.    is it possible in ruby on rails for rails version 2.2.2.    please give some hints or tutorial.


If you want to deliver a report in file format, you need to use the send_data method in the controller. This causes the user to see the download dialog delivering a file for the user to view/save.

How to format the report is another issue. I use pdf-writer plugin which allows creation of a pdf file format. It is a bit fiddly to use, but is not bad, once you have got your head round how to layout various elements. The table format can be a bit limited. (A new pdf creator called prawn is under development which).