Posted on 2004-11-15
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I need a program that dumps all reports formula name, formula, parameters, SQL in a text file. How can I get access to the .rpt file, to get those informations.

I have got the job to "compare" some reports, I have to check if the GUI is the only difference in some reports. I have to "compare" about 200 repots, with about 10-20 formula each. If I have to open all reports manually, I have to manually compare 2000-4000 formulas. That is not what I want. Help anyone ?

If possible, then I'd like to see some code for that also :-)
Question by:win32
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mlmcc earned 100 total points
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Crystal has some of that ability.  I forget the method but there is an ability to print the report definition or something like that.  I don't have CR here so I can't look it up.

Here is a link to some third party tools that may be useful

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You can try exporting a few of your reports choosing 'Report Definition' as the format to see if that gives you enough information.  It will at least give you the formulas and their definitions for each report.

If you have a developer version of CR, and have VB skills, you can probably write your own utility to document your reports using the RDC object model.

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by:Kurt Reinhardt
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Report Inspector is very good.  It gives you the ability to compare and/or modify groups of reports at a time.  Here's a link:



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