Can anyone please provide me some guidance towards applying dynamic reports and a google like search capability for our application. As of now we use verity for search but it seems verity has limitations. For reports what do you guys use to make dynamic reports ? is there a coldfusion plugin we can apply for reports ?
Thank you for all the help
Verity lost contract and was dropped from CF in version 10. It was replaced with SOLR, which isn't much better. What version of CF are you using? If it's < 10, you are in dire need of updating. If for no reason other than security. I would suggest AT LEAST version 10.
Dynamic reports is very vague. Can you please be more specific?
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A report that customers could choose thier fields and generate their own report, ofcourse we would provide the interface and the fields but the users get to dictate the format so a word, excel, html, pdf etc. Do you know a plugin that might let us do this or anything that would point us towards such a solution that we could build inhouse. Also as far as searching are thier search plugins that are very flexible and would work with coldfusion with some custom coding on our side. As for example we use high chart and that plugins pretty well.
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First, you should pay attention to WolfShade and upgrade ColdFusion if you're still using Verity. It was actually dropped from the product during the CF 9 timeframe. Adobe released a CF 9 installer that no longer had it, because their own license to use it had expired. So as Wolfshade pointed out, CF 10 didn't have Verity at all. I actually think Solr is pretty good. But there are lots of external search products that are easily integrated with ColdFusion that can provide a lot of additional features, if you're interested in that.
As for building dynamic reports, you can either just output HTML the way you want it, or you can use the CF Report Builder.
Dave Watts, Fig Leaf Software