[Phpwm] Reporting Systems
jake.stride at senokian.com
Thu Feb 22 12:19:00 GMT 2007
On 22 Feb 2007, at 12:10, Ian Munday wrote:
> So far BIRT offers all positives, but now I need to sort out
> authentication - clearly any report request must authenticate the
> user (just as the web app does). I've followed the suggestions on
> http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/deploy/usingPHP.php whereby
> BIRT is hosted on its own app server (Tomcat) and reports are
> called using the BIRT Viewer URLs. To add authentication it
> appears to me I'd do something like:
> 1) Pass an authentication token as a parameter to BIRT.
> 2) Use the token to reference my database containing session
> I'd like to keep any Java coding I have to do to a minimum purely
> because I'm not very fluent in it after not touching it for years.
Thats my main issue with BIRT is the requirement to start using
Tomcat or the like - its one more thing to install and config (we are
looking to use it with EGS) and I can see lots of support queries
with people not getting it up and running.
> With regards the other options you've highlighted, my initial
> (possibly inaccurate) impressions are:
> * PHP Report Generator - not very mature, too basic for my needs
> * DataVision - active community but less mature than BIRT(?)
> though at first glance appears to offer similar functionality
> * RLIB - looks like it has the functionality I would require,
> and looks easier to integrate directly with PHP, but I can't see
> any GUI available - maintenance a chore?
> I'd be interested to hear how you get on with whatever route you go
I think your initial impressions of these are much the same as me!
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