Crystal Reports is a very powerful report writer. It's optimizer sometimes
leaves something to be desired, just make sure you have appropriate indexes,
or the queries can lengthy. You really need the Pro version if you are
going to deploy pre-configured reports or queries efficiently. The Pro
version is not usually distributed with other products and usually runs
around $400 USD in the US. I could refer you to barbara@stripped
for sales information on the Pro version if you like, they are a sister
company of ours who distributes Crystal Reports.
----- Original Message -----
From: Colin McKinnon <colin@stripped>
To: Xah Lee <xah@stripped>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Crystal report with mysql?
> At 15:10 12/04/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >Has any one used the database query application CrystalReport of Seagate?
> > http://www.crystalinc.com/crystalreports
> If it's the product I'm thinking about (Crystal Reports) then it certainly
> does the job - I'd used it before on MS-Win clients with an Oracle back
> end, but never with MySQL, wouldn't expect it to be too difficult.
> The only problem I had was that the version we were using was intended for
> producing printed output - although it could be viewed on screen it
> wouldn't then dump the data into another application and the data
> processsing facilities were limited. I've heard that more recent versions
> are better. but can be a little slow.
> Hope it's not too expensive where you are - it seems to get given away
> lots of other products here (Visual Basic, on the freebie CD that comes
> with most computer mags...).
> Have you looked at CA's Business Objects? I've not used iy myself, but I'm
> told it's very good.
> Please check "http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_toc.html" before
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