The answer to this question depends on what you want to do, what do your users want... ie, do they want to push a button and select a report, or do they want to be able to change sorts, or fields in the reports?
Personally, I like Oracle DBMS, and am most comfortable with it... but there are situations where I might pick MS Access.
For reporting tools:
- SQL for ad-hoc queries
- PL/SQL for time-critical reports which will be performed regularly, and on a timed basis.
- TOAD for developing SQL and easy report formatting for technical people
- Crystal Reports for overall compatibility with most databases and easy use by non-technical users.
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