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Ruby Datavision Bridge

The Ruby DataVision Bridge (RDB) makes it easy to use DataVision GUI report designer and then execute the XML report definition from Ruby on Rails In theory it could be adapted to work with other ruby web frameworks.

The ruby datavision bridge is developed and maintained by Luke Galea The latest version of RDB can be found on the RDB Web page New releases are also announced on Freshmeat and on the RDB mailing list


  1. Lists known reports
  2. Queries for parameters
  3. Runs reports and streams results to user
  4. Will do lookups using activerecord (ie: select a “person”) and override report definition’s static lists for parameters


  1. Lots!!
  2. Properly implement all possible parameter types. Very few currently implemented.
  3. Convert PDF to SVG?