Saturday, September 13, 2008

One pass please

Requirements come in all forms and styles - a typical style for a business report is for the consumer of the report to give you a mock up of the report. (usually created with their word processor)

A requirement passed to me in the form of a Writer file of course:


History of Services Summary

as of 10/05/2007 (date the report was created)

Name: Registry:


Date of services:

Date: Status: Value:

08/12/2007 No Show $35

08/19/2007 Patient Canceled $0.0

08/26/2007 Performed $35

09/03/2007 Performed $35

09/10/2007 Performed $35

09/17/2007 Therapist Canceled $0.0

09/24/2007 Performed $35

09/30/2007 Performed $35


Total: $210


Payment History

Name: Registry:

as of 10/05/2007

Payments Received on: Amount:

08/26/2007-13:30:22 $35

09/03/2007-13:34:53 $35

09/07/2007-11:12:33 $35

09/10/2007-13:32:41 $35

09/24/2007-13:37:12 $10

09/30/2007-13:29:34 $55


Total Payments: $205


Balance Summary

total services amount: $210 - total payments: $205 = -$5


End of History of Services Summary

This report is built using the patient ID and all sessions scheduled, in the top half, and all payments made, in the bottom, and up to a specified date (highlighted) usually the date the query is run. The amounts are added. Then a balance is calculated. Patient and date information are repeated to simplify lecture (maybe this gets to be along list).


Now that is a mock up if ever you've seen one.

First thing that pops into one's head upon looking at this with regards to using the Sun Report Builder extension for is that there are two separate detail sections in that single report mockup.

Can we do that?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Base form wizard colors - Why?

Now how come; the control background and form background color choices, available in the New Form Wizard, do not match any colors available with the default installation?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Chandler does mail? Well, DUH!

OK - I have Thunderbird and that works with Chandler, right?

Another way to think

Hyponyms of noun vista ( From )

Sense 1

view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama -- (the visual percept of a region; ``the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views'' )

* background, ground -- (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; ``he posed her against a background of rolling hills'' )

* coast -- (the area within view; ``the coast is clear'' )

* exposure -- (aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; ``the studio had a northern exposure'' )

* foreground -- (the part of a scene that is near the viewer)

* glimpse -- (a brief or incomplete view; ``from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake'' )

* middle distance -- (the part of a scene between the foreground and the background)

* side view -- (a view from the side of something)

* tableau -- (any dramatic scene)

Kick off

Monday Sep 1, 2008


( Cambridge Dict. )


noun [C]

1 LITERARY a view, especially a splendid view from a high position:

After a hard climb, we were rewarded by a picture-postcard vista of rolling hills under a deep blue summer sky.

2 a possible future action or event that you can imagine:

As leader, he opened up exciting vistas of global co-operation.