Question: “Which ReportBuilder packages do I need to distribute with my applications? I am using the Delphi ‘build run-time packages’ option.”
Here is a list of the common ReportBuilder run-time packages. The xy suffix in the package names below will vary by ReportBuilder version and Delphi version.
|rbIDExy||Report Designer and supporting dialogs|
|rbDBxy||Adds TDataset support for pipelines|
|rbCIDExy||Crosstab visual interface|
|rbRIDExy||RAP visual interface|
|rbRAPxy||RAP code engine|
|rbDBDExy||BDE support for Data Access Development Environment|
|rbDADxy||DADE SQL generator|
|rbDIDExy||DADE visual interface|
|rbBDExy||BDE data access components|
|rbUSERxy||Sample report components (checkbox)|
|rbTDBCxy||Data-aware TeeChart wrapper|
There are also packages for the DADE plug-ins, if the application is using DADE. The proper package can be located in your installation of RB in the ..\RBuilder\Demos\End-User Databases directory.
Notice that the visual interfaces are broken out into separate packages. This is useful if you don’t provide the visual designer to the end user. The engine behind the interface is all that is needed to be included in the runtime packages list. For example, if you have built crosstab reports into the application, but the end user will never design a report, then you’ll only need to include the crosstab engine (rbCTxy) while excluding the crosstab visual interface (rbCIDExy) package.