Powerful Access Reporting & Document Generation

Your Data, Put to Use


Access Logo  Creating professional reports from your Access database is simple and easy thanks to Windward’s database reporting solutions. You will be able to create and manage an unlimited number of Access reports based on tables or queries with Windward.

The friendly wizard-style interface will enable you to select only the data you wish to view on your report. Furthermore, Windward database reporting solutions allow you to sort your data in any manner while exporting reports to all common formats – and much more.

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Connections to Microsoft Access exist in Windward software but are not supported

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File Based Data Sources Supported by the Windward Solution

Why Windward for File-based Data?


With Windward, you deliver better looking reports, on time.

The Windward product suite helps you embed advanced reporting and document generation functionality into your new or existing software application. The Windward Java and .NET engines quickly and cleanly embed into your codebase and connect with your file-based data source or sources.

By employing the Windward reporting and document generation solution, you to take advantage of several of the best features of file-based sources like Microsoft Excel©, XML and Microsoft Access (ODBC).

The advantages include:

Enjoy Complete Control Over Your Data Structure

Data structure is always an important concept when you are building an enterprise reporting system. With a file-based data source you have exact control over the structure and relations that exist between your data.

The structure of your data is the foundation for any software that interacts with it. With Windward, you can execute exact control over the relations and layout, allowing you to fine-tune the reporting process and increase performance and efficiency.


Take Advantage of Portability

You can create your templates both at your workplace or on the go. You use portable files for just that purpose, portability. You can design and generate your reports just the way you expect your data to function, online or offline. Windward’s products allow you to operate in both worlds.


Improve Your Use of Native Functions

Certain file-based systems enable you to use native functions to work with your data in an efficient manner. Windward will only populate your templates with the data you select, driving performance and scalability.

Several file-based data sources like XML and Microsoft Excel contain native functions to provide you with a toolbox full of data selection options. Windward’s ability to use these functions natively extends those options, meaning less time crunching your data and more time using it.


Design Templates with Ease

Once your programming is completed, non-developer employees and other end users apply the Windward AutoTag design tool to create report templates in Microsoft® Office®. Novice users can apply Windward’s intuitive connection wizards to create complex queries with simple drag and drop actions, directly linking their templates to your file-based data source.

They can then run and distribute those reports when and where they want, in widely used and widely accepted formats.


Key Benefits for Access Database Reporting with Windward

  • Our reporting solution runs on YOUR platform.
    Windward is available for Java (pure Java), .NET (100% managed code) and virtually any other programming language.
  • You choose your programming language.
    Create high-performance, multi-threaded and modular applications in Java, C#, VisualBasic, C++, Python, or PHP that you can build and run on desktop, server and embedded platforms.
  • Simple to embed.
    You can incorporate Windward into your program with as little as 14 lines of code. (Note: The template design is in Office, but the engine does not use Office.)
  • Easy to generate complex queries.
    The SQL Wizard is so intuitive that even someone new to SQL Server reporting can generate almost any query.
  • Streamlined data access.
    Create datasets of complex views to provide simple tables to access that data.
  • Quick, flexible and professional template design.
    You design reports in Microsoft® Word and Excel®, so there’s little training or learning curve – and you get a UI that is superbly designed for document generation. Plus, the non-banded design tool lets you do things that are impossible with other Access reporting tools.
  • Save time with reusable elements.
    Windward Pods give you a powerful way to drag and drop data tags and complex sub reports – with no limitation on the combination of documents and tags in the Pod. Plus, you can pull in additional text and documents with a single tag, repeat parts of the document, include conditional parts of the document, and more.
  • Varied data selection options.
    Commands to select data include a large number of equations and functions, and you can easily add your own for more power.
  • Lightning-fast report generation.
    Report generation is measured in pages per second, not seconds per page.

With Windward, your template is a free-form document — exactly how Access reporting and document generation should be.

Expect Exceptional Support

All Windward solutions include full documentation, 3-minute express training, live or on-demand training webinars, tutorials, examples, code samples, and everything else you might need.

We offer quick and courteous customer support. In the words of our customers at RepLink, “Customer service is outstanding. Windward does just what we need it to do.”



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