AOL Computing's Webopædia home page
newly added terms
newly added links

Top Ten Terms
  
1
SSL
2
MP3
3
TCP/IP
4
operating system
5
network
6
LAN
7
proxy server
8
T-1 carrier
9
Ethernet
10
HTML




Search AOL Computing's Webopædia for information

By keyword...
  
...or by category
  
Term of the Day:
JDBC


report writer
database management system
field
record
report
RPG

Also called a report generator, a program, usually part of a database management system, that extracts information from one or more files and presents the information in a specified format. Most report writers allow you to select records that meet certain conditions and to display selected fields in rows and columns. You can also format data into pie charts, bar charts, and other diagrams. Once you have created a format for a report, you can save the format specifications in a file and continue reusing it for new data.

The report writer is one of the most important components of a database management system because it determines how much flexibility you have in outputting data.



For internet.com pages about report writer, . Also, check out the following links!

FIND AN ERROR?


Copyright © 1996-2000
internet.com Corporation

brought to you by: