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Re: [xsl] Need guidance producing PDF of Invoice Data
Subject: Re: [xsl] Need guidance producing PDF of Invoice Data|
From: "Jeffrey Moss" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 11:00:04 -0600
Well, the fact that you're posting to this list tells me you want to be
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From: "Fierke, John" <John.Fierke@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 10:00 AM
Subject: [xsl] Need guidance producing PDF of Invoice Data
I am wanting to replace an OLD client-side PowerBuilder app that allows
users to query a database by criteria such as invoice number, customer,
packing slip, ship date, etc. The end product is a printable image that
mimics our original invoice.
I want to replace this PITA with a web app that will be more robust and
produce a PDF version of the invoice. I have an apache web server
(Apache/1.3.6). I have limited XML experience. I will most likely design
the application using Perl since that is where my greatest strength lies.
The data resides in an Oracle database.
There seem to be SO many solutions for this problem, but I am feeling highly
overwhelmed. I would just like to figure out what is necessary to get data
from Oracle and displayed as a pdf. I don't believe this task should be too
Am I mistaken?
A sample portion of the invoice can be viewed at
Thank you in advance for any and all contributions,