I have front end JSP program that I want to use to kick off reports that reside on Tomcat/UNIX. How do I do that. I was intending using crystal report but found crystal reportd can be hosted on window based web server.
What other alternatives I have. Any one done simlar project?
You could use JFreeReport, an open source Java library for doing reports.
Also, I'm no expert with Crystal Reports, but I found with some quick Googling that there's shouldn't be anything preventing you from using it on Linux or with Tomcat... on the website for Crystal Reports Java edition it specifically says it works with WebLogic 8.1. WebLogic 8.1 runs on several operating systems, including Linux (specifically mentions RHEL and SuSE). There's also this PDF on Borland's website (since a version of Crystal Reports is shipped with JBuilder) that tells how to embed reports into a web application, and they are using Tomcat, and this discussion over at experts-exchange.com discussing using Crystal Reports in Tomcat.
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