Topic: Recorder XML Reports
It struck me from the Recorder Wishlist thread that it would be useful to put in place a mini project to develop a decent quantity of XML Reports for Recorder 'out of the box'. Although Dorset Software could be commissioned to write all the reports, this would be an expensive solution and it may be more beneficial to train some users in report writing. Dorset Software could run a workshop or small training course covering writing XML Reports and addition of custom report attributes. Then the trained users would be free to go and write as many reports as they like. A further suggestion is to nominate a 'report moderator' so that anyone who has written a report they feel could be used by the rest of the community can submit their reports for checking. Once the report moderator has checked the report, Dorset Software can add the report to Recorder's upgrade kit for all users. The report moderator could either be a key user, or someone from JNCC.
So, I'd be interested to know if there is any interest in us running a report workshop, and also what your thoughts are on the idea of nominating a 'report moderator' and starting up a mini project to develop lots of reports?