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VBA Macros

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We have some reports which have VBA macros, we are on wintel platform. However if we decide to move away from the Wintel platform would we cannot use the macros. What are the best practices around using VBA macros are there any guidelines on that . Any thoughts are much appreciated.

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Ajit

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  • Sep 26, 2008 at 07:03 PM

    What Business Objects or Crystal Reports product are you using?

    Ludek

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 07:05 PM

    Where are you using VBA macros? Deski, Crystal, somewhere else?

    Also, what product are you using?

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 07:22 PM

    We mostly have Deski reports

    Thanks,

    Ajit

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 07:44 PM

    We are on XI R2

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    Ajit

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    • Former Member

      Deski is a client tool that needs to be on Windows. I presume you use VBA macros within Deski. If this is the case, nothing should change if your server is not on Windows.

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    Sep 26, 2008 at 07:50 PM

    Agreed, we are looking for best practices. Is it good to continue to use the macros or implement the functionality using some other way.

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    Ajit

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    • That would depend on the functionality you're using in the macros.

      Since VBA macros within a Desktop Intelligence document may potentially access any COM object registered on the machine, it's not within any practical means to suggest a best practise without some idea of feature scope.

      Sincerely,

      Ted Ueda