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I have CRW 6.0 but I would like to have an object oriented
Report Writer that supports a standard scripting language like VBScript or JavaScript.  Is there such a product ?
Please help.  Also, (as if I'm not asking for too much already) I would like the product to generate reports on the Web.

thanks in advance !
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Have you looked at DataReports in VB6?  Also, Crystal has an ActiveX Designer for VB6 that's supposed to be much better than the previous developer's interface.

Good luck.
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I'm not sure of all your report specifications, however, you might consider exporting your data into a Word template and converting it directly into HTML.  Word Web templates are also available but I have not used them so can't advise as to their applicability.
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The Data Report Designer in VB6 is very powerful but takes a while to get the hang of it - it's picky. But the tutorial in MSDN is a good way to learn it. I found Crystal very difficult and limiting and requires megs of support files to distribute an app that uses it.

About scripting - I'm not clear what your goal is and to comment further I need to understand the goal.
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Regarding Scripting :

 My goal is to use a known language, so that I don't have
 to learn yet another language.  Because I use VB, I would
 prefer VB, however, I'm very much open to Java.  Both Java
 and VB lend themselves to scripting and have a large following,
 so I would very much like to follow the market.
 
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Try ActiveReports from DataDynamics.
www.datadynamics.com

It is similar to MS Access. It lets you fire an event for every section and control. It has a very neat RTF control that les you do field substituions making those form letters really easy. It fits into VB as a Designer, multi-threaded, has web support. Has web report viewer.

For me it just feels right. I could never get a good feeling using Crystal even though it has a lot features.

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BINGO !!!!

  thanks, eelpark
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