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Designing & Building Structured Business Reports with ColdFusion MX 7

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  1. Designing & Building Structured Business Reports with ColdFusion MX 7 Adam Lehman ColdFusion Specialist

  2. Today’s Discussion • What are the benefits over traditional reporting options? • How easy is it to create structured business reports in ColdFusion? • Demo • Q&A

  3. Structured Data on the Web – Today’s challenge The Challenge • Building reports with HTML is difficult and time consuming • Poor quality results • Not printable or portable • Costly third party add-ons, poor integration

  4. The ColdFusion MX 7 Solution • High-quality, structured business reports in the context of your applications • ColdFusion Report Builder for fast & easy report design • Seamless integration into your existing web applications

  5. 3 Parts of Reporting • Reporting is a core part of ColdFusion • No need for additional server software! .cfr ColdFusion Server

  6. Report Builder • Free Windows-based report design tool • Included with all ColdFusion installations • Download the latest version from Adobe.com • Features • ‘Banded’ design metaphor • Wizards for common tasks • Property inspector • Live preview • Integrated help

  7. Report Template • New file type - .cfr • Call CFR pages directly from the browser • No plug-ins to intall • Binary format • Edit with the ColdFusion Report Builder tool

  8. Report Engine • Built into the core of ColdFusion MX 7 • Binds data, parameters with CFR • Generates PDF, FlashPaper & Excel

  9. Demo • Follow along with your instructor as we use the ColdFusion Flex Application Wizard to build a complete ColdFusion powered Flex database front end (supporting data retrieval, insert, update, and delete) – all without writing a single line of code! • Follow along with your instructor as we explore the ColdFusion Report Builder tool

  10. Benefits over HTML Reports • Improved user experience • Pixel perfect layout control • Printable and portable • Automatic formatting of groups and totals • Multi-columns, paper sizes

  11. Benefits over external reporting solution • Share variable scopes • Familiar CFML language • No added cost or installation and management • No additional client software

  12. Next Steps • Download a free 30-day trial of ColdFusion MX http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html • Download the free ColdFusion MX 7 Report Builderhttp://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html • Getting Started with ColdFusion MX 7http://www.adobe.com/go/cfmx7_getstarted