Reporting and Information Delivery

An Introduction to Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET
  • Chris Richardson


In the old days, when I was a junior-level mainframe computer operator, I spent many weekends decollating boxes of multipart printed reports and forms. Decollating was the process by which mainframe programmers used a machine to pull apart the multiple report copies. Using the decollating machine, I would “thread” each paper sheet copy and carbon paper sheet into alternating spindles. When the spindles would turn, the ink-filled black carbon paper would separate from each green-bar paper sheet copy. Several decollating machine jams later, I would end up with several stacks of individually printed report copies (and barrels of carbon paper).


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