[Zope] crystal reports

Edward Muller edwardam@interlix.com
24 Jun 2003 23:26:05 -0500

The following is complete conjecture based on working with

If you were to run the zope server on windows and install the complete
python-win32 utilities you could connect python to Crystal Reports via
COM/ActiveX and make calls to the Crystal Reports API. If you could then
get the Crystal Reports COM/ActiveX control to spit out HTML you could
then capture that and  use it as you need it.

The above would require at least writing some of your own external
methods or a product. Plus you would have to understand COM programming
under python-win32 (which isn't really that hard).

A few years ago I made an Outlook/Exchange <-python -> XMLRPC gateway.
It used python-win32's COM support and the DMAPI/MAPI (whatever they are
called) APIs of Outlook/Exchange and exposed it via XMLRPC. It was neat.

On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 15:26, Ramon Linan wrote:
> Hi, anyone knows if there is a product that allow you to use already created crystal reports?
> Is also welcome advice about reporting tools to use with ODBC database connection.
> Thanks
> (very new at this)
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