Using Temporary Tables with Crystal Reports

I recently wrote a Crystal Report for a customer that queried their recurring bookings for gaps of more than 45 minutes. Easy enough, just sort the report by booking time and use Crystal’s previous() and next() functions to work out when the gap’s too large. A little conditional formatting to hide the rows without gaps, […]

Installation and technical training of Crystal Reports Server

Customer: FTSE 100 Retailer Pursuit Technology installed Crystal Reports Server and trained the technical staff at a FTSE 100 Retailer in the administration and troubleshooting of the system. We have subsequently upgraded the server to a later release, adding Active Directory Single Sign-on. Technologies: Crystal Reports Server

Research and advice on most suitable reporting technology for market leading software suite.

Customer: National Software Company Pursuit Technology were approached by a leading software company to provide help and advice on which current Business Intelligence software best met their integrated reporting needs. As a trusted 3rd party, we were able to analyze their requirements and make a recommendation for their future integration work Technologies: Just an independent […]

Crystal Service Packs – time to take a bit more notice

I’ve always thought that Service Packs for any product were a way of fixing bugs in software after release. If a software company wanted to introduce new features, they waited until the next full or point release. When I install software, I always patch to the latest Service Pack. I normally leave any in-between patches […]

Crystal Reports and image transparency

It’s long been a complaint that if you insert an image into Crystal Reports, the transparency is lost. It came up again in a support call from a customer. Glad to say I’ve found a solution – use Crystal Dashboard/Xcelsius. It works well too: Start up Crystal Dashboard, insert your various images, using the Excel […]

Custom development to allow windows application written in Foxpro to interface with custom Business Objects Enterprise viewer.

Customer: Major City Council’s ICT department Our Partner’s customer had a Windows application that needed to integrate with Business Objects Enterprise. Few organisations have experience of Windows development with Enterprise due to it’s web focus. Fortunately, Pursuit Technology were able to help. Our C# application was called from the customer’s FoxPro application allowing use of […]

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