ratexdb Version 0.1

Database Access in LaTeX
Copyright (C) 2007 Robin Höns, Integranova GmbH

Why ratexdb?

So there I was, wanting to do database reports. MS reporting services gave me tendovaginitis, so why not use Latex, I thought? Quickly I found latexdb by Hans-Georg Eßer, and I liked the idea very much.

However, I needed it under Windows with an ODBC data source, and latexdb is written in Python and Bash. My attempts to get it to run failed, and I decided it would me more fun to rewrite it in Ruby and include some improvements on the way.

Improvements over latexdb


You need a Latex distribution and Ruby above version 1.8. I used MiKTeX and Ruby 1.8.6.


Ratexdb is published under the GNU General Public License and available here:

Download ratexdb 0.1 (2007-11-29)

Initial release.

Please read the README file for more information.


Just copy the Ruby script to a place where it is found. Under Unix-like systems, you might have to give it execute permission using chmod.


If you have a question, find a bug, like to propose an improvement, or just wish to tell me you used this script successfully, contact me!


Many thanks to my employer, Integranova, for making software development a breeze with the programming machine, and for allowing me to publish this script under GPL. Speaking of which:

ratexdb is Copyright © 2007 Robin Höns, Integranova GmbH.

It is released under the GNU GPL, a copy of which you find in the package after downloading. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Last Change: 29. November 2007 by Robin Höns