Adding a QR Code to Crystal Reports

I just had an interesting support question from a customer, and felt the need to put pen to paper. They’re finding that regular barcodes are getting too long, so want to switch to using QR Codes for their ID badges. They use Crystal Reports to print the IDs, so need a solution for Crystal Reports. […]

Letting users add comments to a Crystal Report after it has run

I had an interesting question from a new customer last week. They use Crystal Reports to analyse some data, but want users to be able to add comments to the report after it’s been run. No point adding them before, as the comments were a quote for work that was only known to be required […]

Why oh Why my Y-Axis, or what part of integer don’t you understand?

I recently met with a customer to discuss their requirements for some new Crystal Reports. In passing, they mentioned a problem they were having with the formatting of the Y-Axis on a chart. The problem was that the chart was being used to display a count, but values was displaying one decimal place which makes […]

Design and development of Data Warehouse including ETL using SQL Server Integration Services. Design of Web Intelligence Reports.

Customer: Market Leading Leisure Organisation We  planned and implemented data migration from multiple source systems into a final data warehouse from which Web Intelligence Reports were created using Universes. Some additional Crystal Reports were also created. Much of the data came from legacy systems so robust procedures were put in place to ensure the accuracy […]

Specialist Crystal Report design with a focus on ‘perfect’ exports to Word and Excel.

Customer: FTSE 100 Utility The FTSE 100 Utility required very accurate formatting in Crystal Reports. The final reports were to be used for sending out quotes in both pdf and word format. As any frequent user of Crystal Reports knows, this can be an error prone task with seemingly trivial changes to a report changing […]

Oldie, but goodie? Running old software, but need updates.

In the past 6 months, I’ve worked with customers running every version of Crystal (Reports, Server & Enterprise) since version 7. Next week I’m running an XI R2 training course. Today, I helped an engineering company with a Crystal Reports 9 problem. As much as we’d all love to be running with the latest and […]

End to end reporting solution, from data warehouse design through to SharePoint integration

Customer: Diagnostic Imaging Provider Project: End to end reporting solution, from data warehouse design through to SharePoint integration. Pursuit Technology were responsible for enabling reporting across multiple disparate systems. A reporting database (datamart) was designed in Microsoft SQL Server, loaded on a daily basis using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. The reports were initially intended […]

Specification of infrastructure, installation and configuration of Crystal Reports Server for financial organisation

Customer: Canary Wharf based financial organisation Pursuit Technology partnered with an IT infrastructure company to assist their new customer with their reporting needs. Crystal Reports Server had already been chosen in recognition of its market leading reporting technology. Initially, Pursuit Technology were involved in planning the number of servers required to allow for development, testing […]

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, […]

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