Potentially useful open source application

Sunday 13 September 2015 @ 3:55 pm

I just discovered an open source project on SourceForge that might be of interest to someone.

Crystal Report Exporter allows you to run a report and export it to several different formats, all without having Crystal Reports installed.  You write a short command line script which can be put into a batch file.  The batch file can be run from a scheduler or run as a shortcut.  If you want to try it you can download the file from SourceForge, but you will find instructions and examples on the developer’s website.

It is free so don’t expect any significant support.  I have not yet tried it yet so if anyone has tried it or is interested in trying it, please let me know what you think.  Note that the same thing can be done with several of the viewers or schedulers in my annual comparisons.  You can look at any of the ones that support command line input for similar capabilities.  But this one does come with source code and has no license restrictions at all so that might appeal to users in specific situations.

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