HTML Report Writing
Posted on 2005-04-25
Age old problem of writing Reports in HTML.
Basically, i'm faced with writing an Invoice Report.
The report consists of invoice lines and pictures.
It needs to satisfy this criteria;
1) Needs to have page numbers at the top of each page
2) Needs to paginate at the correct location on the page
3) Needs to print out pictures will accompanying comments
Now, basically, i can fudge this in HTML and ASP.NET (probably) but it's just headache-city and the pictures aren't a standard height and the comment text needs to be truncated at the maximum height of the picture...etc etc....
Without any external active x controls, what should i use for these reports?
should i even consider writing a clientside application for printing these reports, using crystal reports perhaps?
Any brainwaves out there?
Prefereably don't want to spend any money.