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RE: Reporting Tool



fixed

I use crystal/ASP combination. Do not use crystal's web interface, created 
custom interface with asp and avoided crystal's expensive license fee.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lopez, Andrew [mailto:alopez@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:54 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Reporting Tool


> message: 6
> date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:33:19 -0700
> from: Alan Campin <Alan.Campin@xxxxxxx>
> subject: Reporting Tool
>
>....
>
> Don't see any reason to generate reports on the AS/400 anymore. 
> Reporting should just be through Crystal Enterprise. 

I hate to disagree with someone who just sent some wonderful code for
triggers (many thanks, btw), but I guess I still will argue the point.  If I
can get all the functions provided by Crystal in an AS/400 based-package,
why should I move off?

I can create one Sequel view and access it from a CL program, from a green
screen interface or from a PC client.  All three will give me the same
results.  All three approaches give me the ability to move the output to a
text report, an Excel spreadsheet, or a database file.  

For what it's worth, I had Crystal Reports.  I got tired of licensing issues
and moved everything onto Sequel.  Now that it supports non-DB2 databases,
there's no way I'm going back.







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