Thursday, December 21, 2006

Reporting with REST webservices

The Collegenet R25 application our campus runs now provides REST style webservices that look promising for developing reports. has a brief but decent article on REST Reporting that I think provides a decent overview.

I like the idea of using standard XML along with XSLT in order to produce web-based reports and is definitely an improvement over non-standard reporting tools like Crystal Reports. The best is that XSLT can be applied in other areas so learning it will be applicable in a wider range of applications (as opposed to being a Crystal Reports guru). Found a decent XSLT tutorial article also at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I'm from the UW in Seattle. We're starting to look at connecting R25 and REST web services. Any info you could share would be appreciated.

Gary Prohaska
Technology Manager