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[ 678487 ] Crystal Reports converter
Submitted By: Nobody/Anonymous - nobody
Date Submitted: 2003-01-31 16:56
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Date Last Updated: 2003-01-31 17:11
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Crystal Reports converter
Create a converter that handles Crystal .rpt files and generates Jasper files. A) This will definately give a huger user base quickly as most people are unhappy with crystal, especially licensing wise B) If you do everything that Crystal does you are on the
right track C) Will demonstrate what not to do since Crystal tends to do that a lot.
The Crystal RDC API is very open. You do not need to open the file manually and reverse engineer it. It would require that the person converting the files have a license to Crystal, but chances are they would. A demo can be downloaded that is fairly functional. The developer suite itself can usually be purchased for about $200 to $400 depending on specials and which bundle you get.
Date: 2003-01-31 17:11
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One more thing, it would also give some breathing room to get JasperDesign up and going. Users could use Crystal to design and test the reports and then use Jasper to deploy.
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