I support an enterprise web application (IE client) built in VB6, with about
200 classes, serving about 7000 users, running on 3 clustered servers. I
need to incorporate web reporting for the first time, so I am interested in
learning what web reporting options are out there, and the pros and cons of
each. In general I need to generate reports with XML documents as inputs,
and make them available to all web users.
I am partial to generating PDF docs, but am open to all suggestions.
Ideally they will be generated on the
fly (synchronously), although I could do it asynchronously, and notify users
when the reports are ready to be viewed. I need to reporting engine to be
server safe (i.e. not interested in automating Microsoft Office, and
exporting Access, Word, or Excel to files).
Thanks for any suggestions!