This Help system is designed to get you started with XML reports and then to provide a reference document for future use. Once the generally principles are understood, writing XML reports is about using Transact SQL (T-SQL). Some guidance is given here and a great deal can be achieved with this and by looking at the reports provided with Recorder, but if you wish to explore further then there are a number of books on T-SQL which will help. If you need guidance on a specific point please put a post on the Recorder Forum and I will do my best to point you in the right direction. Please note that this help system has not been produced or sponsored by JNCC.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy


This help is applicable to Recorder  Version 6.22, but could still be used with earlier versions. THe new tag 'OutputTableOrder'  for sort orders only works from version 6.22 on. Refer to Change Control for the links to what is new in this version of the help system.

A basic understanding of SQL is assumed. There is no need to have an understanding of XML (see XML Structure).

Double and single quotes are extensively used within XML and T-SQL. To avoid confusion the convention has been adopted of only using these where they are actually needed in the reports. In situations where they may have been used grammatically to indicate that a word is meant in a technical sense, the word has been italicised instead. 



©  Mike Weideli, Littlefield Consultancy  V4.0   14 February 2014

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