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calling crystal reports using jsp

raju polisetty

Joined: Sep 30, 2003
Posts: 1
I want to call crystal reports in jsp. I want to use crystal reports in jsp how can I. or any ways or there for showing graphical reports and printing .
please help me
Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 1824

Crystal Reports. Ugh.
In order to use Crystal Reports and Java, you will need to implement the Crystal Reports Report Server. This is particularly annoying of you want client-side reports, but it should work for JSPs.
However, this server servs the report up as its own page. I've not explored this, but if you wanted it on your own page, you might look into using HTML frames. Or maybe portal technology.
Just a warning: Crystal is extremely annoying to work with (which, if you've used it extensively, I'm sure that you know). There are other 100% Java reporting tools out there. Search Google for JasperReports and JFreeReport -- those are two open source alternitives that I know of.

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Bhayajis Bhayajis

Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 9
for report generation VML(Vector Markup Language) can be used. It can be be included in jsp pages with great ease as they almost look like java or jsp tags.
through google you can find out about this and there is a trial version also for VML.
VML is very light weight and will not take much of loading time. The loading time is almost like a jso loading time. hope u find it useful.
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