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Is it possible to create charts with XML. What I am trying to do is build a database application and it will need to be able to generate reports. I will need to be cross-platform and open source. Because I'm new to the idea of XML I will be reading up extensively on this but I just wanted to get an idea first.

Can you create charts with XML? Can XML be embedded in some cross-platform widget (like a page) and then printed? (I told you I vuagely understand it). Because I can't find a cross platform, open source report generator which can generate charts or tables I'm thinking of building this myself.

Am I on the right track or is this a little too ambitious. I have years to build this so time is not a huge constraint.

Thanks
danny2000

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Thanks for coming back. That probably comes down to my undersanding of xml. I thought you could create charts with it so I'm a little uneducated in this area. I basically want to have a way of creating my own reports in a cross-platform application. It will need to hold tables and charts and I don't want to have to rely on something like Microsoft office or some other product installed to view the report. I'm trying to make this stand-alone.
Any ideas on that.

Thanks for your reply.
danny2000

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XML is mainly used for moving data between one platform and another.

It can definately be used for the chart, if you look at the link I posted it shows a rough XML structure which you could use similarly.

Then would just be a matter of creating something to read the data and interpret it using chart tools for example the graph tools with C# etc in visual studio.

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