Interactive reports?

Martijn van Oosterhout Martijn van Oosterhout <>
Sat, 2 Mar 2002 11:04:20 +1100

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I was playing with the price scatter plot today and was annoyed that you had
to go to the option dialog to change the commodity it was plotting. It
occured to me that it would be really nice if the report could output an
HTML control of the same type as one of the options and when the user
changed this control it would change the option and regerate the report.

You'd probably want this to be an optional part of the report since it would
not look so good for printing.

In the scatterplot I'd also be tempted to put the start and end date there
as well to make it easy to change them also.

How hard would this be? I have no idea how this HTML widget works or if it
could even do what I describe. Any ideas?
Martijn van Oosterhout <>
> If the company that invents a cure for AIDS is expected to make their
> money back in 17 years, why can't we ask the same of the company that
> markets big-titted lip-syncing chicks and goddamn cartoon mice?