Building reports about file and folder structure of your file system
There are no special requirements.
Building database reports
Reportizer works with relational databases through the interface of the following database engines:
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
This interface allows to work with different database types. ADO interface is available if ADO 2.1 or above has been installed on your machine. ADO is included in Windows 2000 and above; to be sure, you can download and install MDAC package from Microsoft web site.
This interface allows to work with different database types. It requires the corresponding database clients installed on your computer.
This interface allows to work with Interbase and Firebird (with some limitations) databases. It requires Interbase client installed on your machine. Please note, that you can access Interbase and Firebird databases also via BDE or ADO (if the corresponding ODBC driver has been installed) interfaces, but probably with less efficiency.
Borland Database Engine (BDE)
This interface allows to work with different database types. BDE interface is available if BDE 5.0 or above has been installed on your machine. BDE is not included in Windows, so you should install it by yourself if you really need it.
You can check the presence of BDE, ADO, and Interbase on your machine and their versions after installing Reportizer in About section.
Some types of databases can be connected by more than one interface (for example, dBase files can be opened by ADO or BDE), but some types of databases can be connected only by one interface (for example, HTML databases can be connected only by ADO).
You can choose which interface to use either when creating a new report or when editing existing report on Data Source page.
Please note, that access to server databases (for example, Interbase, Oracle, SQL Server etc.) is possible only having the corresponding database client (software) installed, regardless of which database interface is used.