How to output report to Microsoft PowerPoint
PTReportGen is simple and easy to use. It does not require programming to create reports. It is enough if you know how to use Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® and write SQL statements. To output a report using PTReportGen, it requires only three steps:
Create a report template file using Microsoft PowerPoint, define the layouts, styles, formats of reports.
For example, to create a Customer List report, you make a report template as follows.
Create a PTR file with a .ptr extension using PTReportGen. The PTR file tell PTReportGen how to extract data from database, and where and how to put data.
For example, you create a PTR file, and write a report function and SQL as follows.
/* Customer List */ @F1=Report(slide=2 type=var cell=A2 pagebreak=19 reserve=2) SELECT CompanyName ,CityName ,CountryName ,ContactName FROM Customers, Cities, Countries WHERE Customers.CityCode = Cities.CityCode AND Customers.CountryCode = Cities.CountryCode AND Customers.CountryCode = Countries.CountryCode ORDER BY CompanyName,CityName,CountryName
Run PTReportGen to generate a report in Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
The report Customer List is generated as follows.
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