ruport-util 0.13.0

== What is ruport-util? ==

A collection of utilities and support libraries for Ruby Reports[0].

It currently has support for:

* Basic Graphing via OpenFlashChart, AmCharts, Gruff and Scruffy (util/ graph) * Report runner (util/report) * Report Mailing (util/mailer) * Report Manager (util/report_manager) * Invoices (util/invoice) * PDF form helpers (util/pdf/form) * ODS formatter for tables (util/ods) * XLS formatter for tables (util/xls) * Ability to read ODS / XLS into a Ruport table * Benchmarking Tool (util/bench) * Ruport centric code generation via the rope command. * csv to OpenDocument conversion via csv2ods

== What's new in this release? ==

Thanks to roo and some Ruport hacking by Wes Hays, we now can do things like this:

t = Table("foo.ods") t = Table("foo.xls")

From here, you could use any of the Ruport table operations, and of course, have access to our entire formatting system:

t.save_as "foo.pdf"

Brian Candler has also added a simple patch to make our DBI query stuff supporting ActiveRecord style conditions.

== Get it ==

gem install ruport-util

== Disclaimer ==

ruport-util is currently a package in flux. Do not expect stability, completeness, or polish. That having been said, please feel free to contribute bug reports and patches[1]. Also, if you have an questions, let us know[2]

Enjoy! -greg

== Shameless Plug ==

For a comprehensive guide to Ruport, consider reading the Ruport Book (by Gregory Brown & Michael Milner)

You can read the whole book online for free, or consider buying a PDF / Print copy to support the project. 25% of our revenue goes to a worthy charity that is geek friendly, Engineers Without Borders[3]

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