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Gurgle
Computer languages C  +
Database administration  +
Documentation note User manual available on line from http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/timc/gurgle/; user manual
Full description As of May 04, 2001, 'grg' has been renamedAs of May 04, 2001, 'grg' has been renamed GURGLE. Reads record and field information from a dBase 3+ file, delimited ASCII text file, or an SQL query to a RDBMS and produces a report listing. The program was designed primarily to produce a TeX/LaTeX formatted output, but plain ASCII text, troff, PostScript, HTML, or any other kind of ASCII based output format can be produced also. The program is ideal for generating large bodies of text where various parts of the text are substituted with information from a database. It's particularly useful for generating mainly static web pages with small amounts of dynamic content. A definition file controls the formatting process, which holds the report, page, and record layouts, what fields to display, and where. Other useful functions include sorting, filtering, and data manipulation of records in the database. Main features include: * Multiple input databases or queries * Support for ASCII delimited text, dBase 3+, CA-Ingres, GNU SQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases * Sorting of database records * Automatic banner placement at the start of each sorted group * Filters using regular expressions or useer defined function * Five main text bodies-- header, footer, record, 1st page, and nth page * User defined macros, text bodies, and equations on field contents, including the conditionals * User configurable input parsing patterns (default is like awk) * Include files * Environment variables * System variables * Multiple file output * General purpose processing language * Optional GUILE supportocessing language * Optional GUILE support
Homepage URL http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/timc/gurgle/  +
Interface command-line  + , console  +
Is GNU true  +
Keywords database  + , SQL  + , dBase  + , GURGLE  + , grg  + , GNU Report Generator  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 8 February 2010  +
License GPLv2orlater + , GPLv3orlater +
License verified by Kelly Hopkins  +
License verified date 8 February 2010  +
Name Gurgle  +
Real name Tim Colles  + , Anthony Symons  + , Stuart Whitman  +
Related projects Guile +
Resource URL mailto:timc@inf.ed.ac.uk  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 7,809  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 11:54:47  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  + , Contributor  +
Short description Formerly the GNU Report Generator  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
User level intermediate  +
Version date 21 January 2010  +
Version download http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/timc/gurgle/gurgle-1.61.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 1.61  +
Version status stable  +
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