WE are moving to a 64 bit machine. The usual provider MSDAORA is not avaliable. Started to use the ORAOLEDB.ORacle provider. While this works, there is a data issue. One of them show up as data conversion to type numeric. This worked perfectly on the 32bit environment.
Which is the ideal provider to use on a 64 bit machine?
At my previous job at the computational center I dealt besides all with a great amount of reports getting data from an Oracle database - Crystal Reports & SQL*Plus HTML reports. Monthly we had to print some thousands of pages for co-working organizations. But what worst, we had to spend several days generating these reports in a special application written by our programmers. Until I have found a proper solution! I wrote an application that maintaned SQL-queries for generating report parameters for each kind of a report. So I had only to run such a query in this app, and I got a list of command lines for SQL*plus reporting script or a VBS script that acted like a bridge to Crystal Reports engine. Then I could save these lines to a .bat file and run it. But I also wrote a secondary app that took these command-lines and could run several child reporing processes simultaneously (SQL*Plus or Crystal Reports) that speeded up the whole job. While I was in my bed at home, the report generating job was performing during a night. By morning, the report files got ready and we only had to transfer them to our printing department.
I don't work there anymore for some personal reasons. Sometime ago I completele rewrote this app from the scratch (I had no original source files) and the result has no shadow of that organization specificity, so I think there will not be any copyright problems. Now it's a completely general app that can deal with Oracle databases of any look. Is there a need for such an application? Will be there any sense to maintain and develop it? Try to sell it?
P.S. If someone will like to try it, I have to say that I don't have an english version, only russian one. But if you ask me, I may perform an english-american localization, it will not take long.
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