Visually stunning reports (Charts, graphs, pies, etc) in VB .NET

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  1. VBGOD

    VBGOD Guest

    Crystal reports? Something custom?

    I'm playing with the idea of creating HTML reports. Their internet browser will launch the file and they can do other things from there (print, email, whatever).
     
  2. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Try Crystal Reports, Visio, or Excel. Interact through the COM objects for them all.

    PM me if you need a guide regarding manipulation of Excel through VB/C# :o
     
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    :werd: Crystal Reports would be best, but Visio and Excel would work very well.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Crystal? :barf:
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It's only the leader in Report Writing software... :rolleyes:
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    If you use Crystal or the .NET built in reports, i have code that will convert it to .pdf on the fly and upload to the user :hs:
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Microsoft is also the general software leader and that doesn't make them the best IMO :)

    I've just had soooo many issues with their designer. Damn thing is FULL of bugs.. always has been.

    Sometimes MS Access reports are easier to write :ugh:
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I use access's report writer all the time and for simple reports - you're right - why leave the program when you can launch it internally. Having said that, any complex reports are better written in Crystal. I might be biased though - my brother works for them :big grin:
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Doesn't make it the best :o


    The new stuff coming out from MS to combat them is insane, it's in Beta2 right now, and my entire exec branch is drooling like OT drools over jailbait :o
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It was only time before MS either bought them out, or produced something to compete with them - MS doesn't remain an OEM partner for long. I wonder how MS will handle some of the other mainstream DB's though, or whether they will concentrate on MS's DBs
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Well, i know they are still working on the MSSQL 64 bit DBMS... that should be pretty sweet. As of MSSQL 2k, i think they have a really nice database server. 7.0 and anything before that is crap.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It's hard to pull people away from existing DB's though - if MS was smart, they would find a way to integrate front end apps designed for other DBs to work with their DB's. Tough job though.
     
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    sure there are (well, i haven't come accross one for Word but then I never looked)
    Excel implements what's called biff format so have a look on google.
     
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