Natively supports (compiled inside the executable):
With shared libraries functions
With command line tools
With web server
For more information see installation documentation.
A report file (we refer as .rep extension files) can be openened in any platform, they are compatible between platforms and development enviroments.
To allow the use of the engine in other languages command line tools and ActiveX are provided. You can also link to the report library.
Database connections abstraction is done throught dbxconnections.ini and dbxdrivers.ini files provided by Report Manager Designer or Borland tools, the engine will search an alias and read the parameters to connect to a defined database or dataset. If you use Delphi/Builder/Kylix you can assign opened connections or datasets to a ready loaded report, you can also show the designer to the end user embedded in your application.
The result of processing a report is a set of pages containing graphic elements, they can be stored with a native format (Report Metafile .rpmf) to open or print with other provided tools (metaprint, metaview). You can also save the result in Adobe pdf format. This formats are also portable between platforms.