A view is the way users can interact with database and a way to provide access to all data contained in the database (although restrictions may exist that limit access to particular data). In the following section we will divide the different components that Axional Studio supplies for displaying the information obtained from databases and server side processing.

1 Objects

The objects supply various functions that allow entry, storage and retrieval information and they provide ways to visualize information in an organized, automatic or customized, manner.

1.1 Business Reports

Axional Studio includes a solution for enterprise report writing and drilldown analysis and provides quick access to the necessary data you need to make critical business decisions. It empowers you to better understand how your company is doing, why you are on/off track and what the best course of action is going forward.

This technologically-advanced software allows you to easily create both financial and operational reports with a look and feel you already know and then provides complete drill down functionality within any custom report.

  • Reports
    • Simple reports: an SQL statement produces output with no additional processing.
    • Business reports: an SQL statement produces output that may include aggregates with subtotals and formulas.

1.2 Forms

The forms allow you to create a user interface in which you can write and modify data. The forms are the way users are used to viewing, writing, and modifying data in databases. The forms often contain command buttons and other controls that perform different tasks: transactions and processes.

  • Transactions: any logical calculation done in a consistent mode in a database, for example, transferring from one bank account to another.
  • Processes:to collect and manipulate the items of data to produce meaningful information.

There are more graphic ways to interact with information:

  • Dashboards: information management tools that visually tracks, analyzes and displays required data in a more graphic way.

The following chapters describe how to design different types of forms. Access Tutorials section in order to see practical examples for the form development.

2 Channels

A Channel or KPI consists of a data source and a set of visualization parameters.

Data can be displayed in multiple ways: as a table, a chart, or a map, among others. Even the HTML rendered in the channel can be customized.

3 HTML Pages

Axional Studio HTML Pages is a set of tools that allows creating HTML pages right from the beginning, without the limitations of style and functionalities of the Axional Studio Objects, but with the possibility of accessing and modifying information of system databases.