I use this report generating tool at work all the time and I'm looking for a competing product; preferably open source. The tool is Computer Assoc's 'Easytrieve'.
From the web site:
* Report processing
* Easy to use structured language
* Easy file manipulation
* Database processing
* Internet ready reporting
Advantage CA-Easytrieve Plus Report Generator is a powerful productivity language for both business and information processing professionals that provides easy-to-use information retrieval, sophisticated report writing, and comprehensive application development capabilities.
Basically, its a file manipulation/report generation application. The user specifies the report with its scripting language. I'm only interested in a command line/batch function-alike. Is anyone familiar with this product or know of any alternatives?