Report Composer® is an application report development tool especially designed and developed for CA GEN. Developers using Report Composer can extend the benefits of model driven development to design and generate high performance application reports and file handlers for Gen applications.
Take advantage of the power of visual design by placing attributes as fields on your report layout. Add literals and special fields ... move them around with a drag-and-drop user interface....define edit patterns like in CA Gen...suppress CA Gen default date value or your own custom date value...do all your design work visually.
Visually map your Gen EAB attribute views to your sequential file fields. Any Gen attribute view may be mapped to any field in a sequential file as long as their domains are the same (e.g. text attributes to text fields, numeric attributes to numeric fields). Certain combinations of cross-domain mapping are also allowed. For example, a date domain may be written to a text field on a file, by using a date edit pattern to format the date for text output.