Hello Rails Community,
I put this request out to the community a few weeks ago and got one
reply and he ended up being too busy to do it.
So, let me try again. I have a need to generate a shipping order from
an application that is rails driven. All the data for the shipping
order is contained within two tables. I feel like it it too cumbersome
to map out all the coordinates for the data and the frames, etc… My
thought was that maybe a simpler way existed to do it - but based on my
lack of response perhaps I am incorrect.
I have a sample of the shipping order. You can use your own system to
generate it, just please make sure you have placeholders where all the
database stuff goes so that I can easily change it out. E.g. - If a
cell has the order number, then i would expect to see something like
@order.order_number in the file you deliver to me so that I can map it
to my own database columns.
Please reply to me directly if you can help and let me know how much
you will charge for this task and what kind of time frame you can
deliver it in. My need is pretty immediate because right now I’m doing
it by connecting OpenOffice Writer to the mysql db and then exporting to
PDF. I would much rather click a button from the rails app and have
this done for me.
Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help. The PDF::Writer
samples are great but I need something more than Hello World and don’t
have the time to map out all the coordinates for everything! Maybe I’m
going about this all wrong! Suggestions?