Crystal Clear Errors



  • <FONT size=2>Brandon got this error in the Crystal Reports 8.5 IDE. How helpful!</FONT>



  • I work with that Brandon.  Believe me, Crystal Reports is NOT his friend.  [:@]



  • I'm glad we're finally getting rid of CR reports in my software project. I've been saying it since early 2003, and now finally they are gone! YAY!

    Drak



  • We are here too, for which I am most grateful.



    What are you using instead?  We went with SQL Reporting Services.  I'm pretty happy with it so far (6 months now).




  • For what we were doing CR was a tad overkill. I wrote a module to draw up the graphs we needed, added some cool javascript so that you can use a tracking bar across the graph and readout every x,y value. And I made the whole thing export to Excel (with an Excel graph) so that the client can do anything he wants with the data.

    Drak



  • I see a lot of musical notes. Could it be whistling?



  • That error is just as helpful as the standard Crystal Error:No Error message.  I now know the usual items that cause it to show, but I cringe every time i see it.



  • I could translate the message, but it's not fit for public consumption :)



  • Doing the same project for the client, I also discoved the helpful behavior
    of the Crystal IDE to crash if you have a text box longer than about 8
    inches...  Of course, Crystal is fine until you try to scroll
    down to the end of the textbox.  Really reinforces that notion of
    make trivial change, click save button, repeat.



  • @SnipeZ said:

    I see a lot of musical notes. Could it be whistling?
    More like gargling.



  • [8] Aaahhh.. music to one's ears! [8]



  • @brandonh6k said:

    Doing the same project for the client, I also discoved the helpful behavior
    of the Crystal IDE to crash if you have a text box longer than about 8
    inches...  Of course, Crystal is fine until you try to scroll
    down to the end of the textbox.  Really reinforces that notion of
    make trivial change, click save button, repeat.


    This kind of behavior is why I set every IDE, text editor, and debugger
    I've used to save every few minutes and prior to every run/compile.
    Even if now and then I'm frustrated by having to roll back and resave,
    it's more than outweighed by not losing 20 minutes of code every hour.



    If only I could get VBA projects to do that... (ugh, so many Access crashes.)



  • Happily I am perfectly able to translate this message as:

    "I have just scribbled over a random bit of memory"


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