In our Product Showcase section of this issue, we introduced Fusion Charts which is a flash-based
charting product that makes beautiful flash charts. It comes in both a free and a non-free more bells and whistles
In this 3-part series article we shall demonstrate using this with a PostgreSQL database, building a simple dashboard
with ASP.NET and PHP. We shall demonstrate both C# and VB.NET both using the PostgreSQL NPGSQL driver.
For this first part we shall simply load the database, do a quick analysis of what we've got to report on and create some views to help
us with our PHP and ASP.NET apps that will follow in parts 2 and 3.
We will be testing this on 8.3, but since the database is an old one, it should work just fine on older versions of
PostgreSQL. We'll try to refrain from using new features of PostgreSQL.