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    Crystal Reports Replacement

    Where I work, we're currently using Crystal Reports for our .NET projects. However, we frequently make changes to stored procedures, and Crystal's method of re-creating the datasets, then pulling over the stored procedures, removing the automatically added columns and repairing the existing columns is proving incredibly tiresome. (If the description is a little dodgy, it's because I have little experience with Crystal and reports in general - I work mostly on the technical implementation and database side of things.) Crystal themselves have proved ineffective in helping at all (Our "free support credits" were used up working around a bug in their installer set up).

    So, my question is, what alternatives to Crystal Reports would you guys suggest? Or is there perhaps an easier way of making Crystal behave itself when making minor changes to stored procedures (I'm talking moving, renaming columns here)? Thanks.

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    Actuate Reports or Business Objects are the two other main reporting tools. I'd go with Business Objects given the choice

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    If you're using Java then you might want to try JFreeReport - http://www.jfree.org/jfreereport/

    We used it on a project at our work and it worked really well. It doesn't come with a report designer tool, though.

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    Re: Crystal Reports Replacement

    Cognos is another big BI product - don't know much about it unfortunately other than I'll likely start working with it this year

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    Re: Crystal Reports Replacement

    Start date?!

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    Re: Crystal Reports Replacement

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    Start date?!
    Ah - didn't notice it was a resurrection... Wasn't there talk of doing something about old threads recently... A warning or something?

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