This tool can generate reports from a variety of databases including MySQL, Informix, Oracle, text files and several other types of databases. A JDBC driver is required to connect to a database and produce reports. Delimiters can be specified in text files.
A particularly useful feature is the ability to "drag and drop" in the design phase of a report using the DataVision GUI, but reports can also be edited using a suitable text editor, as report descriptions are specified in XML.
The program is coded in Java and therefore it is highly portable.
It is stated that it is similar to Crystal Reports, and perhaps just as powerful as it can handle the export of report formats (quote by Datavision) including "HTML, XML, PDF, Excel, LaTeX2e, DocBook, or tab- or comma-delimited text files".