I have been fighting an RDS report to simulate a MultiColumn report for 4 days now. And everytime I deliver the report to my customer.... he asks for more fields.... then I have to spend hours & hours adding the same thing 9 times (in the RDS structure, in the report layout and finally in the code)!

Come on! This 2019! This is a serious shortcoming! Crystal had this feature in 2005 (possibly before)!

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Now, the cherry on the top, is the user asking for 3 levels of grouping! That's a lot more code! I simply refused to do it and told the customer that I can rewrite the entire thing in Crystal. It's faster to start from scratch this report than just continuing this dead end.

DR already has label reports for several versions now, why can't you just enable all of the sections: headers, groups, page footer, etc.?

BTW: This is the same (best customer I have) complaining about the shortcomings of the Excel export!