Export form as PDF

Hi, I am trying to generate a PDF from data saved by Aggregate on GAE.
The only PDF library I have managed to get to work on GAE with image
support is ReportLab (written in python). This project only has one
form so my idea is to set up a simple pdf template, retrieve the
relevant data, and then populate the template for download.

Does anybody know if it is possible to call a python library from
within aggregate? Alternatively, any ideas how to go about generating
a print out of the data - maybe in Google docs?

Thanks for the help
Al

Not sure if this is a viable option for you... if you upgrade to the 0.9.3
beta, the Briefcase tool allows you to download data to csv files on your
local machine. You could then run the PDF generation scripts locally to
generate the needed PDFs.

Mitch

··· On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Al wrote:

Hi, I am trying to generate a PDF from data saved by Aggregate on GAE.
The only PDF library I have managed to get to work on GAE with image
support is ReportLab (written in python). This project only has one
form so my idea is to set up a simple pdf template, retrieve the
relevant data, and then populate the template for download.

Does anybody know if it is possible to call a python library from
within aggregate? Alternatively, any ideas how to go about generating
a print out of the data - maybe in Google docs?

Thanks for the help
Al

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Mitch Sundt
Software Engineer


University of Washington
mitchellsundt@gmail.com

I was just going to Briefcase but Mitch sent the email first.

You can also generate a PDF from Google Spreadsheets. Aggregate can
forward the data to Google Spreedsheets. I suggest you setup the
connection to Google Spreasheet before submitting data as that works
better.

Cheers,
Waylon

··· On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Al wrote: > Hi, I am trying to generate a PDF from data saved by Aggregate on GAE. > The only PDF library I have managed to get to work on GAE with image > support is ReportLab (written in python). This project only has one > form so my idea is to set up a simple pdf template, retrieve the > relevant data, and then populate the template for download. > > Does anybody know if it is possible to call a python library from > within aggregate? Alternatively, any ideas how to go about generating > a print out of the data - maybe in Google docs? > > Thanks for the help > Al

Thank you both for your suggestions. I will look into both the
briefcase and google spreadsheet options. By any chance do you know if
it is possible to use the Google data API to retrieve data from one
Google app datastore in a second app? I thought his might also be an
option for me.

Thanks again for the help
Al

··· On Aug 31, 12:04 am, "W. Brunette" wrote: > I was just going to Briefcase but Mitch sent the email first. > > You can also generate a PDF from Google Spreadsheets. Aggregate can > forward the data to Google Spreedsheets. I suggest you setup the > connection to Google Spreasheet before submitting data as that works > better. > > Cheers, > Waylon > > On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Al wrote: > > Hi, I am trying to generate a PDF from data saved by Aggregate on GAE. > > The only PDF library I have managed to get to work on GAE with image > > support is ReportLab (written in python). This project only has one > > form so my idea is to set up a simple pdf template, retrieve the > > relevant data, and then populate the template for download. > > > Does anybody know if it is possible to call a python library from > > within aggregate? Alternatively, any ideas how to go about generating > > a print out of the data - maybe in Google docs? > > > Thanks for the help > > Al