[dba-SQLServer] Reporting in ASP.NET WITHOUT SSRS or Crystal

Steve Erbach erbachs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 12:40:40 CST 2012


I finally took the opportunity to look at Northwind.NET. I see that it's a
Windows application, not ASP.NET. I was a bit crestfallen since I had hoped
to learn something from the way you fellows put reports together. But since
you use the Windows-based report viewer, I wonder what, if anything, is
available for designing web reports without having to code them "by hand".

I'm going to take a more serious look at the VS report designer since I
finally found out how much it would cost to license the Crystal Reports
runtime on a web host.


Steve Erbach
Neenah, WI

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:44 AM, Gustav Brock <Gustav at cactus.dk> wrote:

> Hi Steve
> Did you peruse our Northwind.NET project? Reports were created with the
> native report designer of Visual Studio at zero cost:
> http://northwind.codeplex.com
> Join us and Arthur the newbie at dba-vb.
> /gustav
> >>> erbachs at gmail.com 10-02-2012 02:14 >>>
> Dear Group,
> Does anyone create ASP.NET/SQL Server applications that generate reports
> WITHOUT using SQL Server Reporting Services or Crystal Reports? I'm
> converting an Access application to an ASP.NET app with SQL Server back
> end
> and I don't think I'll be able to persuade the client to buy either.
> Have you translated Access reports to the web WITHOUT SSRS or Crystal?
> --
> Regards,
> Steve Erbach
> Neenah, WI

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