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DataEase 7.2 and PDF printing, HTML, DOC and Rich Text Export





DataEase 7.2 and PDF printing, HTML, DOC and Rich Text Export

One of the news in DataEase 7.0 was the possibility to “export” to PDF, Excel, HTML etc.


As so many other of the news in 7.0 it was neither properly thought through, nor properly implemented.


It is not a very well kept secret that the Print routines in DFW has never been very good, and a lot of “fixes” has been implemented over the years to try to amend this.


When we evaluated this part of the product in relation to 7.2 we decided that the entire implementation is “flawed” and decided not to try to change it in 7.2 but rather focus on the new implementation in DG3.


We do not recommend the use of the “built in” PDF, HTML and Excel export but rather the use of Third party products for these purposes.

You only need to install on of the products below and you will be able to print to PDF, HTML, DOC etc.


If you are only interested in exporting to PDF we recommend CutePDF which is a simple free PDF printer driver.


If you have more advanced needs and want to publish the result of reports on the web or save them as Word documents we recommend Print2eDoc which you will find at


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Product: . Written by alembagheri tahmas 07/12/13 at 13:37:32

Hi there,I am trying to use an external MySQL DB in dataease. I have successfully create the ODBC link and added the DB to dataease. I can also access the DB from dataease. Now, just for testing purposes, I am trying to create a simple report b...

Product: DataEase for Windows 7.x. Written by George Washington 11/04/14 at 08:26:17

no se pude exportar ahora archivos a pdf, ni a excel o otros cosa mala. en verdad creo que hace faltaen las versiones anteriores me funcionaba mas o menos bien. le hace falta a los aplicativos que se desarrollan en Dataeasegr...

Product: DataEase 8 Reporter. Written by eduardo paez 02/05/14 at 14:40:11

Thanks. Anyway I'm trying to use this fuction but it seems to me that it doesn't work on 8.2. I tried also in a DQL.There's something wrong?<img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAA9IAAAJ3CAYAAAB4NWk3AAAAAXNSR0IArs4...

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Product: Dataease [{8}]FIVE. Written by Chamil Rajindra 21/02/19 at 10:17:46

Thanks for the very good explanation!AS...

Product: . Written by afonso santos 28/10/19 at 00:50:14

I am pleased to see that the migration from Dos 4.53 is then sa 5.5 works. A really useful thing would be a compiler of SQL languages. Will you get there?Original Text:Mi compiaccio a vedere che la migrazione da Dos 4.53 รจ poi sa 5.5 funzio...

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