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Wide columnar report within WEBI

Hi folks,

I am working on a WEBI report that contains about 20 columns and so it is becoming increasing difficult to keep all the columns within a single page. Most users in this case will be looking at the output document (PDF format) and there is a suggestion to do this using Crystal Report.

Will it make a huge difference using Crystal Reports instead of WEBI for such a report? FYI, I have played with margins and using legal page size in order to fit all those columns.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Dec 30, 2014 at 06:51 PM

    Crystal Reports is ideal for formatted reporting.  If it is an option for you, and formatting is the priority, I would recommend using Crystal. 

    Crystal Reports uses the printer driver and the page size defined to do pixel perfect formatting.  This makes the output to PDF, Printer and to the screen a lot more predictable.  In most cases, what you see in the designer is exactly what you will see when it is outputted to PDF or printer.

    Definitely worth a try if formatting is a priority.  Webi is more for adhoc querying.

    Just my 2 cents!

    Thanks

    Jb

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