I work with a largish commercial system which uses Infomaker as its user reporting engine.
Our site contains about 800 IM reports, some out of the box, a lot custom.
I would like to be able to produce a dataset of reports crosslinked to their subreports and source procedures (most of them are based on stored procs, not queries) in such a way that I can then link that dataset to the report setups in the app itself, and maintain a documentation database to use for reference.
I have previously used PBDoc to generate output that I can manipulate into a db, and then used that, which is ok, but:
- I don't think PBDoc is being maintained, so it will probably stop working now that Appeon is starting to make serious improvements
- It would be much easier to be able to simply export the relevant bits of the PBLs directly into a db structure.
I suppose I could learn enough about the source file format to be able to parse out the information i'm interested in myself, but does anyone know if a tool like that exists already?
(I'm going to have a look at Visual Expert, but it looks like overkill for what I need, and would still require parsing out of html to get to what i want, i think.)