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Reporting from ASP pages

Hi all

I am looking for a way to create reports using ASP pages or some third party
component. I am taking a look at crystal enterprise 8, but I am not sure
about the licencing etc. I have used this to create a web report, but the 5
user licence seems to restrict you for just having 5 explorer windows open.
I.e. it doesn't seem to be 5 concurrent users and to have more would get
very expensive.

Has anyone done any reporting with ASP pages? Ideally, using barcharts, pie
charts etc.etc.

Any suggestions would be welcome as I can't find a decent solution.

Thanx in advance

Paul
Jul 19 '05 #1
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I have looked at chart components before, but although the reports are not
complex, they do need to print well. This creates a problem when printing
from HTML pages as the page URL etc. is printed on the bottom of each page.
I know you can change this setting from the IE properties, but is there a
way of removing it with code?
"Dan Brussee" <db******@NOSPAMnc.rr.com> wrote in message
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On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:50:09 +0100, "Paul" <za********@hotmail.com>
wrote:
Hi all

I am looking for a way to create reports using ASP pages or some third partycomponent. I am taking a look at crystal enterprise 8, but I am not sure
about the licencing etc. I have used this to create a web report, but the 5user licence seems to restrict you for just having 5 explorer windows open.I.e. it doesn't seem to be 5 concurrent users and to have more would get
very expensive.

Has anyone done any reporting with ASP pages? Ideally, using barcharts, piecharts etc.etc.


"Reporting" means so many things to many different people. Having a
bar or pie chart and a columnar listing of items is not very difficult
to produce with normal ASP and a free or inexpensive charting
component. I have rarely needed to go to an actual reporting tool
unless for some reason the client specifically asked for it - and
usually that is so they can "tweak" the reports without needing to
know ASP (yeah, right!)

Make sure you really understand what reports are required, and just
write the ASP to produce it. It's cheaper and you dont end up relying
on what someone else wants to give you for reporting.

Take a look at Steema Software's TChart component for the graphic
bits.

Jul 19 '05 #2
http://www.aspfaq.com/show.asp?id=2014

"Paul" <za********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I have looked at chart components before, but although the reports are not
complex, they do need to print well. This creates a problem when printing
from HTML pages as the page URL etc. is printed on the bottom of each page. I know you can change this setting from the IE properties, but is there a
way of removing it with code?
"Dan Brussee" <db******@NOSPAMnc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:1o********************************@4ax.com...
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:50:09 +0100, "Paul" <za********@hotmail.com>
wrote:
Hi all

I am looking for a way to create reports using ASP pages or some third partycomponent. I am taking a look at crystal enterprise 8, but I am not sureabout the licencing etc. I have used this to create a web report, but the
5
user licence seems to restrict you for just having 5 explorer windows open.I.e. it doesn't seem to be 5 concurrent users and to have more would
getvery expensive.

Has anyone done any reporting with ASP pages? Ideally, using barcharts,

piecharts etc.etc.


"Reporting" means so many things to many different people. Having a
bar or pie chart and a columnar listing of items is not very difficult
to produce with normal ASP and a free or inexpensive charting
component. I have rarely needed to go to an actual reporting tool
unless for some reason the client specifically asked for it - and
usually that is so they can "tweak" the reports without needing to
know ASP (yeah, right!)

Make sure you really understand what reports are required, and just
write the ASP to produce it. It's cheaper and you dont end up relying
on what someone else wants to give you for reporting.

Take a look at Steema Software's TChart component for the graphic
bits.


Jul 19 '05 #3
Try this for free chart

www.graphscharts.com
"Paul" <za********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi all

I am looking for a way to create reports using ASP pages or some third party component. I am taking a look at crystal enterprise 8, but I am not sure
about the licencing etc. I have used this to create a web report, but the 5 user licence seems to restrict you for just having 5 explorer windows open. I.e. it doesn't seem to be 5 concurrent users and to have more would get
very expensive.

Has anyone done any reporting with ASP pages? Ideally, using barcharts, pie charts etc.etc.

Any suggestions would be welcome as I can't find a decent solution.

Thanx in advance

Paul

Jul 19 '05 #4
We make a nice web reporting product. I prefer to use it against SQl Server
data
using stored procedures to drive the data and pass-thru queries in Access.

All reports come to the user as PDF files. However if you just want graphs
a good graphic component would also do the job. Try Graphics Server or
Chartfx.

Try it out using the free eval,
Mark
RPT Software
http://www.rptsoftware.com

"Paul" <za********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi all

I am looking for a way to create reports using ASP pages or some third party component. I am taking a look at crystal enterprise 8, but I am not sure
about the licencing etc. I have used this to create a web report, but the 5 user licence seems to restrict you for just having 5 explorer windows open. I.e. it doesn't seem to be 5 concurrent users and to have more would get
very expensive.

Has anyone done any reporting with ASP pages? Ideally, using barcharts, pie charts etc.etc.

Any suggestions would be welcome as I can't find a decent solution.

Thanx in advance

Paul

Jul 19 '05 #5

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