[clug] FOSS alternatives to Crystal Reports

Jeff smee.heee at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 22:34:01 MDT 2009

On Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:45:52 +1000
steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:

> Anyone know of or use general reporting tools that work with Open
> Source databases?
> I've never used or seen Crystal Reports in action.
> I'm guessing/hoping it is more than a sexed up version of RPG.
> Can anyone correct or confirm this view?

We have used JasperReports in the past as a viable alternative to Crystal Reports, this was running against a mySQL database.

JasperReports is fairly good, but if memory serves, it did have its odd quirks.  Most of these we were able to work around.

Jeff <smeeheee at gmail.com>

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