Best practices for creating reports

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by =?Utf-8?B?UHJ6ZW1v?=, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I have an ASP.NET 2.0 application. I need to generate some documents
    (reports) like invoices, orders, etc. Users need them to preview and print.
    Which of methods is the best for doing it:
    1. Creating HTML page containing data (problems with rendering and
    unexpected behavior when dynamic text is too long),
    2. Creating invoice as a XML and then transforming it into ready document
    using XSLT
    3. Rendering document as a GIF just writing on it
    4. Using TEX language
    5. Crystal Reports controls in VS.NET 2005
    6. Reporting Services in SQL 2005
    7. something else?

    Reporting could be the best, but it is like using plane and airport to go to
    a shop instead of a car. Too big tool for such thing.

    Lets discuss.

    Thanks.
    Przemo
    =?Utf-8?B?UHJ6ZW1v?=, Feb 22, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. =?Utf-8?B?UHJ6ZW1v?=

    D. Yates Guest

    D. Yates, Feb 22, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Thanks, but I do not ask for a charting solution, but simple how to create an
    invoice.

    Przemo

    "D. Yates" wrote:

    > Przemo,
    >
    > I ran across this while researching ASP stuff for our new and upcoming
    > system:
    >
    > Create Snazzy Web Charts and Graphics On the Fly with the .NET Framework
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/02/aspdraw/
    >
    > The article gives a link to some cheaper reporting tools:
    > http://www.aspin.com/home/components/graphics/charts/
    >
    > I can't answer the "which one is right?" question cause I'm too new to ASP.
    >
    > Later,
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?UHJ6ZW1v?=, Feb 22, 2006
    #3
  4. =?Utf-8?B?UHJ6ZW1v?=

    Guest

    I assume u don't want thing become too complicated, so I would pick (1)
    but will use contenttype = excel instead
    , Feb 22, 2006
    #4
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. karim
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    444
    karim
    Jul 13, 2003
  2. Brian Barnes
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    572
    J Jones
    Feb 18, 2004
  3. Anton Ishmurzin
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    494
    Anton Ishmurzin
    Apr 7, 2004
  4. John Dalberg
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    560
    samuelhon
    Nov 16, 2006
  5. Chicken McNuggets

    Best book on C gotchas and best practices?

    Chicken McNuggets, Jul 31, 2013, in forum: C Programming
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    255
    Fred J. Tydeman
    Aug 5, 2013
Loading...

Share This Page