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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Using CFReport and Report Builder

We need to install the report builder before we can start creating a report. The installation is quite simple. We need to make sure that we have the connection to our server set up correctly. We can either set up the connection when we install the application, or we can change it later as required. Once this is set up, we have a robust reporting tool that comes at no additional cost for ColdFusion. There is no per seat cost for using the report builder. The cost is in running the reports. This means that we can run the reports if we have a licensed server. If we are working on a free version of the server, it puts a watermark to allow us to build reports for the licensed server. This is very good ROI for the developers. ...

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