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I've used SQL Server Reporting Services to some good effect. Although it comes with SQL Server, you can configure it to refer to multiple data sources. I have seen some people mention issues with large-scale deployment, but can't comment on this directly. Crystal Reports have actually commissioned a comparison, although it may be slightly biased towards ...


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I have been using Sunset Reports for a while: Connect to Microsoft Access databases Replace the query designer in Access replace the report designer in Access Import report designs from Access Connect to Microsoft Excel worksheet ranges as a data source Import Excel worksheet ranges as report designs Export reports to Excel Import Microsoft Word documents ...


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I would recommend QlikView for your reporting, i can't think of anything it can't do. I have been using it for several months now and it's extremely powerful and versatile... http://www.qlikview.com/ There is a free personal edition you can download to get a feel for it. You can pull in data from any source, manipulate and display it at your desire. ...


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Please take a look at Windward Reports (disclaimer - I'm the CTO there). Strengths - You design the reports in Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint so minimal learning curve and you can easily do things that the other reporting systems, because they're banded, find either difficult or impossible. It is also much faster, you'll find report design & ...


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I can't comment on any of them but AlternativeTo.net is often handy when looking for alternative applications. The link goes straight to the Crystal Reports page.


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That message means you haven't setup the DSN correctly. You need to create a System DSN on the Crystal Reports Server Machine, with your SQL server details. Then repeat create exactly the same System DSN and User DSN onto your machine: Setup a connection between the database, I am assuming that database is on the server machine and you know how to create ...


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You cant access cleared reports, because data was deleted by yourself


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As long as you follow recommend guidelines for creating your reports data source it should work fine for you. Crystal has some idiosyncrasies (like cross-joining top level data entities if more than one is defined, or the way queries in subreports are executed), but in the end, its not all that differant from your interactive query engine from a performance ...


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I generally put all Crystal 8.5 deployment DLLs under %systemroot%\crystal and put it on the system PATH. That resolved me 95% of most common deploy related problems.


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I had this issue a while ago and whilst I think it is a bug that causes it (not detecting the network printers as a valid printer). I resolved it on one machine by installing Bullzip PDF printer, and on another machine, before I heard of Bullzip, I resolved it by manually adding a local HP printer that did not exist from drivers and chose "print to file" as ...


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I like Microsoft Excel using dynamic tables to generate reports. You can connect to a SQL Server base, get tables from a view and filter any results on excel before printing it as a pdf (for example). It is the best and the fastest way that I found to do my reports on the time that was given to my tasks.



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