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3rd Party Web Reporting

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Would anyone have a good recommendation for a Web Reporting component
that could be used within a shared environment and can create PDF's?
Thanks.
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Visual Studio.NET (2002 or 2003) comes with CrystalReports.NET.
Certainly not the greatest reporting tool, but it does have ExportToPDF
Funcionality that works well.

Also, ActiveReports.NET is avaialable and in my opinion, a notch above
Crystal. www.datadynamics.com
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Would anyone have a good recommendation for a Web Reporting component
that could be used within a shared environment and can create PDF's?
Thanks.

Nov 18 '05 #2

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If you're using SQL Server 2000 take a look at the Reporting Services for
it. It is now in BETA 2 but is very close to gold. It is impressive and
doesn't come with all the fees that Crystal reports has. (basically, it is
licensed as part of SQL Server from my understanding...i.e. if they have a
valid SQL Server license then they have a valid Reporting Services license).

Regards,

Shawn

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that could be used within a shared environment and can create PDF's?
Thanks.

Nov 18 '05 #3

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Are you looking for a web reporting component or are you looking for
something to create .pdf documents from a report. While Cryatal Reports does
have a method to export to PDF, my expereince is that the final result does
not look like the original report. Often times, you must alter the layout of
your report so that it is export friendly. Not a good solution.

There are 3rd party servers and components that will allow you to produce
your reports using whatever development tool you choose and then re-direct
output of the print queue to a .pdf document instead of to a printer device.

There is a popular and high volume (but expensive) option. It basically
converts postscript files to .pdf documents and is a fully integrated
solutuion.
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrdis/main.html

Here is another product that installs on the local PC as a print driver.
Simply sent a print job to the "PDF995" print driver, and it creates a .pdf
document which looks exactly (99.9%) as it appear if sent to the printer.
The registered version (no popup adds) is $9.95.
www.pdf995.com

WKidd

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that could be used within a shared environment and can create PDF's?
Thanks.

Nov 18 '05 #4

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try RReport for .net:

http://www.java4less.com/reports_dotnet.html
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