Tuesday, May 18

Crystal Reports Rant

Sometimes I really despise Crystal Reports. I don’t know if it’s a right brain/left brain thing or the product just sucks.

For instance, when you create a report it gives every control a tool tip, to problem is it’s the Name of the control, so users see @Text1. You would think there would be a global flag or an easy way to turn these tool tips off. WRONG. You have to go into every control and give the tool tip a value, you would think a space would work, but no, you have to put something obvious like chr(9). WTF is chr(9) ?