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Tatter\Reports

Report management framework for CodeIgniter 4

Quick Start

  1. Install with Composer: > composer require tatter/reports
  2. Create your reports in App/Reports/
  3. Generate contents from CLI: > php spark reports:generate
  4. Access report content: $reports = new \App\Reports\MyReport(); $results = $reports->get();

Features

Provides a concise, non-intrusive framework for writing database reports for CodeIgniter 4

Installation

Install easily via Composer to take advantage of CodeIgniter 4's autoloading capabilities and always be up-to-date:

  • > composer require tatter/reports

Or, install manually by downloading the source files and adding the directory to app/Config/Autoload.php.

Create reports

Once the library is included all the resources are ready to go and you are ready to start making your report classes. Reports are detected across any namespace so can come from your App\Reports directory or any module or addin. See ReportInterface for requirements when writing a report class.

Generate results

Once all the reports are setup use the command-line interface to generate report results:

> php spark reports:generate

Each report class handles checking for missing report values so this command can be run routinely (e.g. by regular cron).

Access results

Load the report class of choice and then pull whatever contents you need using its get() method. Called without parameters get() will return all contents straight from the database. Optionally you may specify criteria to the database query, e.g.:

$criteria = [
	'user_id' => 56,
	'created_at >=' => '2019-03-01',
];
$results = $reports->get($criteria);

Other options for get() are recursive result grouping (e.g. $results[user_id][date] => contents) and ordering.

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