Reporting with Rails

Hi all,

I was wondering how you guys generate reports from rails. I want to generate business reports in pdf format, and was wondering what you guys use. I have searched the web and found Ruport, but there isn't much documentation or examples of real world business reports like jasperreports, for instance. Is it possible to generate good looking business reports with ruport? What other report generation plugis are there for rails?

Thanks in advance,


If price is not an issue, you could use PrinceXML to generate PDFs from XHTML+CSS. The result is great.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

HI Peter,

Thanks for the reply.

I have had a look at the link, and it is quite an interesting product. I don't really mind if it is commercial or free, but what I am after is something like an API as opposed to a third-party software that I call from ruby.

But, I will give it a try and see how it works.

Thanks once again.


Thanks for the pointers Lee. I will look into those.