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Advantages of Crystal Reports ?

Posted By :Syed Shakeer Hussain     Posted Date :April 11, 2009    Points :10   Category :Others 
Advantages of Crystal Reports :
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Some of the major advantages of using Crystal Reports are:

1. Rapid report development since the designer interface would ease the coding work for the programmer.

2. Can extend it to complicated reports with interactive charts and enhance the understanding of the business model

3. Exposes a report object model, can interact with other controls on the ASP.NET Web form

4. Can programmatically export the reports into widely used formats like .pdf, .doc, .xls, .html and .rtf

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Describe how to use crystal reports in java.

  
nstall and run crystl32.cox file in \WINNT\System32 folder and specify the sub directory as 'crystal' as the output directory.

- Create an object of CrystalReport class.
- Invoke aboutBox() method - for confirmation whether it is loaded properly
- Establish the connection by using setConnect() method.
- Specify the output file format by using setReportFileName() method.
- Execute the query by using setSqlQuery() method.
- Set the number of copies of the report and the printer collation.
- Set the destination file using setDestination() method.
- Specify the file type using setPrintFileType () method.
- Invoke the method pritReport()

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public class CrystalReportExample
{
private static final String CONNECT_STRING = "DSN=YourDsn";
private static final String REPORT_FILE_NAME = "FileName.rpt";
private static final String SQL_QUERY = "select * from YourTable";
private static final String PRINT_FILE = "YourNewReport.doc";

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{
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// specifying the printer collating sequence

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}
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