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I am stuck with some errors with my webkit reports, and that together with the fact that I keep reading that webkit reports are not very flexible and that I see the word depreceated next to them on Odoo V8 is making me wonder if it should be better to start learing a new reporting method.
I need my reports to be syper flexible but at the same time complex. I don't mind coding them, in fact I prefer to be able to code them than to use OpenOffice or something like that.
What would you advice? I am totally lost.
The offical reporting engine for Odoo is QWeb which was developed by Odoo's CTO Antony Lesuisse.
@Yakito in my experience you cannot have a one-size-fits all tools for reporting. There are two types of reporting needs, AFAIK. One is what I would call forms. This is where you prints one record at a time, e.g. invoice, quotation, etc. The other is what I would call analytical reports.
For forms I would advise that you use what Odoo is currently supporting. As @Stephen has pointed out for v8 it is QWeb. In v6 - v7 I opt to use webkit, mostly because there was a rumour that OpenERP is going to use webkit starting from v7.
In generating analytical reports, though the Dashboard had provided a great functionality, sometimes the ORM will became a bottleneck if you are processing a lot of data. This is evident if you use the stock Legal Accounting Reports with a lot of data. You need a specialized reporting engine that churns out report using a specified SQL. Most of open source reporting engine out there are Java-based (JasperServer, Pentaho, SpangoBI, BIRT, etc.). I belive you'll still need to have this kind of reporting engine, be it integrated fully or by way of RPC. JasperServer   and Pethano had their integration modules in OpenERP for you to try.
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