At 22:45 12/03/99 +1300, Tony wrote:
>The question I asked on my last mail was directed to the chap, who obviously
>new Crystal very well, but unfortunatly I haven't had a reply. To refresh
>your memory, the question was "Does Crystal still create real dumb SQL which
>can not be modified and which brings all columns back to the workstation
>where they are filterd locally???" Take a slow boat to china...

This reply is from a pragmatic Crystal Reports user not from someone who
knows Crystal internals well. I'm using the Crystal Reports Print Engine 16
from a D1 application and some reports requiring a date range or name of
person it brings back all records to the client pc for filtering. If there
is a smarter way to use the CRPE I'd would welcome insight. 

There are many areas to evaluate something like CR. Examples: prior
investment, cost of changing, export ability, ease of installation (my
problem at present using it on NT4 boxes), ability to subreport, and others.

For example, CR's exporting ability suits my requirements well. Reports can
be exported to Excel, HTML, Lotus, RTF, Word files (mostly), into exchange
folders and more. (I'm mixing CR32 and CR16 capabilities here)


Russell Belding
Belding Computing Devices

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