Subject Re: [firebird-support] reporting with FireBird
Author Sam Hunt
Alexandre Benson Smith wrote:

> frankj_nz wrote:
> >Did anyone work with any reporting products with FIreBird, for example
> >Crystal Report, Active Report?
> >
> >I am wondering if I can use a stored procedure or view as the
> >datasource to design a report.
> >
> >I know the worst case is I have to retrieve data by code and assign to
> >each report fields at runtime.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >frank
> >
> >
> Frank,

I used Crystal 7/8 with their free Delphi 5/6 VCL dropin and it worked
great. Virtually anything you could do with CR7/8, the product, you
could do with the Delphi component. However, when I moved to Delphi 7
Ent, I had to use an updated CR component AND an updated CR 9.02 (name
of the game. rt?) - just a little too much for me. I updated my D5
Report Builder Pro to D7 RB Std and am very happy.
The CR people are missing the boat here. If I deliver an app that is CR
compatible, my users are likely to buy the req'd CR version. I
understand dev software must be compatible, but I sometimes think they
build the hooks to please their marketing dept.s, rather than
considering poor (very poor these days!) developers.
Good luck.
Sam Hunt