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    Default Add-on Report Writer

    A client needs a "Custom Report Writer" so he can make lots of custom, ad hoc reports specific to their company.

    I did a search & could find no mention of an add-on. Can somebody recommend one. I have heard of "Crystal Report Writer". Does that one work good with Alpha 5.

    Big thanks.

    DeWayne

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    Default RE: Add-on Report Writer

    DeWayne,

    Have you tried the Ad Hoc Browse Addin? Works 100% and can easily be included in a custom application.

    Dave

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    I tried Crystal Reports and was very disappointed. It's fine for simple relational databases but couldn't handle the levels of relationships that I had.

    How about adding a button to your application that opens the table/set with Excel. Then they could do all the custom reports that they desire.

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    Assuming at this point your data files are .dbf's, R&R Report Writer is an excellent choice.

    http://www.livewarepub.com

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    Default RE: Add-on Report Writer

    Of course,that is why I am posting on a A5, version 5.0 message board.

    I will look them up.

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    George Pelkofer
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    Default RE: Add-on Report Writer

    Hi DeWayne:

    I sometimes use:

    Sybase Infomaker
    http://www.sybase.com/products/internetappdevttools/infomaker

    and

    Clarion Report Writer
    http://www.softvelocity.com/products/reporting_RW.htm

    George

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    Default RE: Add-on Report Writer

    My experience with Crystal Reports was very different. I used Crystal Reports for an Oracle database containing a couple of hundred tables and several million records. With Crystal Reports I was able to create very complex reports that were difficult/impossible to do with other report writers. I haven't used (no need) Crystal Reports with Alpha Five but I would expect it to work with the most complex database you could create.

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