I've been using Crystal as a reporting tool for approximately 9 years now. I know it allows users with a less than complete understanding of database operation draw data from it, and I know that said data can be questionable, but why have two people here already told me to stay away from it?
I don't seek confrontation, rather I wish to be enlightenend.
who cares what we think. if you like it and it works for you then great.
I personally don't care for crystal reports because it has caused performance problems for me in the past. But that really isn't a problem with crystal reports, more of a problem with the users running/designing the reports.
I haven't used CR for almost 8 years now, but at the time I thouht it was a very powerful product for it's type. Like any product, once you understand its basic capabilities and how to achieve certain "effects", where it's efficiencies and deficiencies were you can achieve some great results. I also thought that for it's "product type" it was an industry leader, maybe that is still true. As I said in the "continued from" post, I think that the JOB of report writing sucks but if I had to do it Crystal Reports would probably be my choice.