DataVision: Free Open Source Replacement for Crystal Reports

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Datavision is a free reporting tool that is a free replacement for Crystal Reports. Datavision allows you to run view and print reports from the application. The reports can be exported into different file formats including HTML, XML, PDF, Excel, LaTeX2e, DocBook, tab delimited text files, and comma delimited text files. Datavision is written in the Java language and can be run on most operating systems.


Here are some of the features of Free Datavision Reporting Tool:

  • Datavision is a free open source reporting tool
  • Datavision software supports databases that contain a JDBC driver including Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and others
  • The headers and footers of the report, page and group can be customized
  • The field format including color, date, bold, italic, numeric and etc can be customized
  • You can set the default field format in the report
  • Sub reports can be created
  • Sum the whole amount with formulas including sum, min, max, count, average, stddev
  • The report can be sub selected to allow SQL WHERE clauses
  • The formulas is compatible with languages that is compatible with the Bean Scripting Framework (BSF)
  • You can record the selection within the SQL WHERE clauses for the database
  • Datavision includes a run time variables script so that you can configure the initial values
  • Datavision will prompt you for values when running the report
  • You can view the reports on the screen
  • You can show or hide columns or the whole sections
  • Datavision can be embedded in your own program
  • The jar file prevent you from having to setup anything
  • The download contains a script for running Datavision
  • Export the report into different formats including HTML, XML, PDF, delimited files, DocBook, and LaTex
  • Supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, MAC OS X, BSD, Solaris and others

Datavision is a free open source reporting tool that has similar function as Crystal Reports. So, if you do not want to spend tons of money on Crystal Reports, you can use this free replacement for Crystal Reports.

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