Mauro Oreta

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Friday, 5:00 p.m. - my mind's already on the weekend's fishing when the finance manager barges in. "I'm seeing the auditors Monday. I need last year's budget report and this year's forecast by 8:30 a.m. sharp!" Sounds easy. But last time I ran a budget report for one quarter it took over two hours. I could start them now and hope they're ready to print when I come in Monday. Hang on, the database is down at midnight for backup and maintenance. The fishing will have to wait. @#$%! Something has to be done with our reporting system, so I started a wish list for a better system: I can submit one or more reports to run now, overnight, or any time in the future. The application doesn't hang while the report runs. I can turn off my PC once I've submitted a report, and if the server's down my report will still be there. I can reprint last week's report without having to run... (more)

Using PowerBuilder to Build a Better Reporting Architecture

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - my mind's already on the weekend's fishing when the finance manager barges in. "I'm seeing the auditors Monday. I need last year's budget report and this year's forecast by 8:30 a.m. sharp!" Sounds easy. But last time I ran a budget report for one quarter it took over two hours. I could start them now and hope they're ready to print when I come in Monday. Hang on, the database is down at midnight for backup and maintenance. The fishing will have to wait. @#$%! Something has to be done with our reporting system, so I started a wish list for a better system: I ... (more)