- noun a piece of software that allows data in the form of graphs or tables from database files to be merged with a document to provide a complete report
- An application which allows users to create reports by choosing the information to be included, and presenting it in the desired format. Such programs, for instance, can access a database for material to be inserted into charts or graphs, automate many processes such as the placement of images and page headers and footers, and present the final output in a format, such as PDF, which is portable. Once a presentation is prepared, subsequent presentations can be automatically generated, for instance, by inserting updated data. Also called report writer.
- synonym report writer
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