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  1. #1
    ashok Guest

    queries with Crystal Reports


    Queries with Crystal Reports

    1)In Crystal Reports after Debugging and Running the aspx file in I.E6.0
    as
    http://project1/project1.aspx, whether we can modify the Report at this stage.

    2) In Crystal Reports, while Creating .RPT file we are making direct connection
    to Database and we are making Grouping(pull model) and we are Writing Dynamic
    queries (Push Model), whether we can get complete code for this since we
    can modify it as per our coding standards and identify classes, methods more
    easily.

    3)Whether we can give Print Preview Option for Crystal Reports.


  2. #2
    Richard Curzon Guest

    Re: queries with Crystal Reports

    Better ask at

    http://www.crystaldecisions.com/x-jump/scr_net/

    OTOH I recommend you look at changing strategies with web apps. Go under
    the covers and manage things at a lower level, and get the speed and
    flexibility you need.

    My alternative of choice currently is PDF streaming, for which I used PDFLib
    (www.pdflib.com). It offers live streaming to the Response object, where
    Crystal does not (according to the crystal forum a month or two ago, you had
    to dump a file first). PDFLib might be something like $1K for a web
    license. For corporation, that's a pittance, add it on top of your price.

    It allows direct program generation of your report, so there is no
    flexibility limit. E.g., I use it to let users add fields to reports at
    runtime. Nothing a report writer hates to hear more than: "This report is
    perfect! Just one thing, today the director wants to see their "signup date"
    too. So we need you to create Yet Another Report." <g>

    Web clients are more likely to already have Acrobat Reader installed than a
    Crystal Viewer. Acrobat already has useful features for reports like
    Searching and Table of Contents. I think the latest Crystal Reports viewers
    have competitive features. But still Acrobat is more widely known and
    trusted, important since the end user must push OK for the component
    installation.

    PDFLib is lacking in some logic you'd want for reports. I have a
    rudimentary VB6 class that supports headers, footers, page numbers etc., and
    extensions like barcode fonts that you could use as a a starting point, just
    ask for it. It was done for a desktop app, so it writes to a file ...
    change 1 or 2 lines and it writes to Response object.

    BTW, even writing to a file for a desktop app, it beats the pants off
    Crystal for report generation speed.

    regards
    Richard.

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    "ashok" <ashok.h@kshema.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Queries with Crystal Reports
    >
    > 1)In Crystal Reports after Debugging and Running the aspx file in I.E6.0
    > as
    > http://project1/project1.aspx, whether we can modify the Report at this

    stage.
    >
    > 2) In Crystal Reports, while Creating .RPT file we are making direct

    connection
    > to Database and we are making Grouping(pull model) and we are Writing

    Dynamic
    > queries (Push Model), whether we can get complete code for this since we
    > can modify it as per our coding standards and identify classes, methods

    more
    > easily.
    >
    > 3)Whether we can give Print Preview Option for Crystal Reports.
    >




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