Forum: Ruby on Rails report generation

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Subhadip C. (Guest)
on 2008-12-10 13:57
   i will want to generate a report based on some data in a text file.
   is it possible in ruby on rails for rails version 2.2.2.
   please give some hints or tutorial.

tonypm (Guest)
on 2008-12-11 09:25
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If you want to deliver a report in file format, you need to use the
send_data method in the controller.  This causes the user to see the
download  dialog delivering a file for the user to view/save.

How to format the report is another issue.  I use pdf-writer plugin
which allows creation of a pdf file format.  It is a bit fiddly to
use, but is not bad, once you have got your head round how to layout
various elements.  The table format can be a bit limited.  (A new pdf
creator called prawn is under development which).

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