I'm looking for suggestions for an application that can mine data from an Oracle source using a custom command, yet also be able to place print-proof images and features. My current solution has been to create a report in Crystal Reports with all of the charts and data that I need, and then copy and paste into Adobe Indesign, which hosts all of the pictures. The end product looks something similar to a corporate annual report. The problem is that while charts copy and paste quite nicely, I need to manually enter a great deal of summary data from Crystal to Indesign. I can't create the report totally in Crystal because any picture placed decompresses into a bmp and eventually disappears when too many are placed.
Has anyone had a similar need?