OPEN/DBs unique and powerful
Information Interface is taught, stores and applies the rules inherent in your database
and business application, protecting users from database and technical intricacies.
The Information Interface combines in one place, the
analysts knowledge of the business rules with any IS needs concerning security and
resource availability. This combination enables users to work with only field descriptions
(that may have been modified to be more meaningful), to construct the most advanced
reports without expert knowledge of database structure, files, keys or field names.
The Information Interface can include derived fields, which may be
introduced to ensure consistency of calculations across reports or, to represent complex
expressions involving one or many files, saving users from this potentially challenging
task during report definition.
The key to true end-user report writing is Jacanas ability to take full
advantage of the Information Interface. From only a simple list of data to which they are
authorised, using easy and familiar point and click techniques, Jacana lets users specify all report
design criteria, including data selection, sequencing, summarising, calculation,
manipulation, work field creation, layout etc.. When satisfied, the definition is saved to
server for compilation and execution.