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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Crystal Reports in phpgw (OT ?)

From: Brian Johnson
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Crystal Reports in phpgw (OT ?)
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:53:21 +0000

Since you've evaluated some, would you mind giving us a summary?

Any of them php based?  (lex was talking about maybe making a phpgw based 
report engine)

Chris Weiss (address@hidden) wrote:
>what about using pdfs?
>using CR you're probably going to have to make your own queries to the database
>unless it supports XML-RPC/SOAP, then you could make the functions in a phpgw 
>to get the data from the phpgw app's SO objects.
>OT, and completely up to you... but I've used several reporting engines and CR 
>is by
>far the most evil and mostly unessicarily complex out there.  Yes, there are 
>things only it can do, but for 95% of reporting in the world it's way to 
>complex and
>the slightest flinch outside their own poorly documented "way" causes the most
>painfull kind of headaches.  I've developed quite the hate for that bit of 
>and the lack of support the company provides.  We have one package here that 
>uses it
>and it's so painfull to customize that I've instead figured out it's dataset 
>made reports in the software of my choice so that I can get my job done an hour
>instead of a day and even get to keep my hair! :)
>enough ranting, using CR for reports from phpgw you're going to have to invent 
>own wheel.  Using something else you'll probably have to move some logic from 
>report into the data fetching/prepairing routines, but at least here you'll 
>get to
>use a real scripting language to do it in.
>Behrens, Jan (address@hidden) wrote:
>>Hi List,
>>I have generated several reports (Crystal Reports) for statistics on our
>>tts and am trying to think of a way to have them available within tts or
>>maybe the admin app. The problem is of course that I need some sort of
>>API to "fill" them with data on a call. A bit of googling only turned up
>>some insight on doing this with ASP and .NET - our gw is of course
>>running on linux & apache...
>>I wonder whether anyone has done something similar and can give me some
>>tips / help or a advice on this, perhaps there even is a php addon that
>>handles this?
>>Thx, Jan
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