Report Composer® is an application report development tool especially designed and developed for CA GEN (formerly known as AllFusion Gen, Advantage Gen and Cool:Gen). Developers using Report Composer can extend the benefits of model driven development to application reports and sequential file I/O. Report Composer v8.5.x which is compatible with CA Gen r8.5 is now available!
Report Composer’s strength emerges from its ability to generate External Action Block (EAB) code for all Gen target platforms. The different EAB design formats that Report Composer supports are: Canam Reports, Crystal Reports, File Handlers, and Pack/ Unpack. Canam Report EABs can be used to produce application reports in Plain Text, HTML or PDF format. Crystal Report EABs allow Gen users to interface with Crystal Reports from within Gen applications and then view the report locally or on the web. File handler EABs support the reading and writing of positional (single and multiple format layout) or delimited sequential files. Pack/unpack EABs provide fast concatenation/unstring functionality for Gen applications.