Last post Jun 14, 2011 11:47 PM by necro_mancer
Jun 14, 2011 06:35 AM|Jorey|LINK
I want to buy one of the reporting tool. And make choices either Crystal Report or Active Reports. Anyone can give me some suggestion whether CR is better than AR?
Jun 14, 2011 08:04 AM|abrly|LINK
i don't know much about active reports.. but crystal report is simply awesome, am using cr for last 6 years, it is an excellent reporting tool.
Jun 14, 2011 10:21 AM|emayze|LINK
Wow, your comments about Crystal are definately not the norm. Congrats! I have used both Crystal Reports and ActiveReports and without a doubt ActiveReports is far superior. Great data handling, performance and flexibility. The event model lets me control
EVERY aspect of the report. And you only have to buy it once (per developer), no hidden costs.
Jun 14, 2011 10:32 AM|emayze|LINK
Alot of folks over many years have struggled with Crystal.. check out: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crystal-Reports-absolutely-sucks/264520319379,
or here is another.. http://secretgeek.net/CrystalDodo.asp with comments from 2004 to 2011..
Jun 14, 2011 09:30 PM|Jorey|LINK
Thanks emayze. But any idea whether Active Reports can support in data binding? Coz I am trying to write a application in MVVM. So, data binding part is one of the factor to choose which of the reporting tools.
Jun 14, 2011 09:33 PM|Jorey|LINK
Thanks abrly, you share your experience to me.
Jun 14, 2011 11:47 PM|necro_mancer|LINK
I believe if you are going to compare other reporting tools with Crystal Report, the one that is closest match to it is Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Service.
Crystal Report is a superior, world-class reporting tool and only Microsoft product can match it