This chapter has focused using Rave to add reporting capabilities to Delphi applications. I've covered basic reports and data-driven reports, describing both the components you can use in a Delphi application to connect with a report and the components you can use in the report to display data passed by the application. I also touched on some of the more advanced features of Rave, like the use of the Band Style Editor, scripting, mirroring, calculations, and a few others.
If you are looking for more documentation, refer to the PDF files that are available with Delphi but not installed with the product. These manuals and many others are available on the Delphi 7 Companion CD.
This chapter ends the book's coverage of Delphi database technologies, although you'll also use databases in the following part of the book (devoted to Internet and web programming). I'll begin by covering core technologies, such as the use of sockets, and then proceed to HTML generation, traditional Delphi web development, and the use of IntraWeb. I'll then cover the XML and SOAP technologies.