customised reports

Asked by Mike Stroud on 2016-04-15

I am evaluating Schooltool for a small pre-primary school in South Africa. I am doing this pro bono as they rely on donations for their funding. They require some customised reports, but it seems that schooltool doesn't use a relational database such as Postgress or Mysql. How easy is it to generate customised reports in Libreoffice base or calc? Or is a 3rd party report writer required?

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Best Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

Hi Mike,

In the current version there are limited options for end-users to create custom reports. We have written a form which generates customized reports that can be imported into a spreadsheet, and it will be included in the SchoolTool 3.0 release. Unfortunately, we don't have a firm timeline for that release at this point, but hope to make an announcement on that point soon.

Mike Stroud (stroudmw) said : #2

Thanks Tom! I'll recommend that they go with Ubuntu and Schooltool and suggest that they persevere until version 3. I hope it's not too long a wait!