Does isCOBOL support traditional Printer Reporting?
The more traditional and general printer reporting is the ability to define an output file that further directs its output to a printer or spooler and be able to OPEN OUTPUT such file to start the report and print whatever header and detail text thru standard WRITE stmts (including the ability to advance lines and pages). This is fully supported.
Then there is an IBM reporting syntax that is also supported by isCOBOL, please contact Veryant support to get more detailed information about this specific type of reporting.
On the other hand there is the special library routine WIN$PRINTER which supports several functions that allow to print nice graphical reports including graphical drawings (lines, rectangles,etc.), bitmaps, fonts, colors, etc. and has capabilities to setup the printers you are going to use, plus the capability to direct the output not only to the spooler but also to a built-in preview function or to generate PDF documents.
by: Veryant Support
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