New Report Engine Ramps Up MySQL Front-End Tool

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-05-31 Print this article Print

MicroOLAP's updated DBACentral 1.6, an MS Access-like GUI tool for the open-source database, offers a number of export formats and a wizard for designing custom reports.

MicroOLAP Technologies has updated DBACentral, putting a report engine into its GUI front-end tool for the open-source database MySQL, the company announced on Tuesday. DBACentral for MySQL 1.6 presents a Microsoft Access-like interface for executing database operations. The update will enable users to work with printable data reports, which they can automatically create from within tables, views and stored queries.
Alternatively, the update comes with a wizard for quickly generating reports. For more complicated reports, it comes with a report designer.
Click here to read about MySQLs founders opinions on patents and open source. DBACentral 1.6 has the ability to create report scripts in Pascal, Java, C++ and Basic. Users can incorporate pictures for static images or BLOB fields. It also allows the user to develop custom dialogs for adding actions to the running of reports. Users can use built-in viewing to browse reports, then print them out or export them into BMP, JPEG, HTML, XLS, RTF, PDF and other formats. Red Hat and MySQL partner on clustering. Click here to read more. New features involving GUI forms and PHP-based Web pages include generation from stored profile queries or based on custom SQL statements. For more information on the product, go to MicroOLAP Technologies Ltd.s site. DBACentral 1.6 is available for trial download as a zip file here. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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