PythonReports is a toolkit aimed to build database reports in Python apps. The toolkit includes report template designer, report builder and several printout renderers for GUI and graphic file output.
Report builder applies a template to a sequence of uniform data objects and produces a printout structure that can be saved to file and/or rendered by one of the front-end drivers to screen, printer, HTML(*), PDF etc.
All parts of the PythonReports toolkit require the ElementTree module. Python 2.5 includes this module as part of the standard library. Users of older Python versions can download separate distribution package from http://effbot.org/downloads/ (cElementTree add-on is highly recommended too).
Requirements for printout rendering depend on selected frontend:
* PDF output requires the ReportLab Toolkit. Reports containing images additionally require Python Imaging Library (PIL).
* wx-based preview and printing require wxPython;
* Tk-based report preview requires Tkinter (part of the Python Standard Library). Reports containing images additionally require PIL or wxPython.
Report building can utilize any of the above options. In other words, if your system is able to display or print a report then it should be able to build a report too.
Report template designer requires Tkinter with Tix support (standard Python installer for Windows includes Tix; on some platforms Tix must be installed separately).