: : : Hi Expert,
: : : How to call crystal report from VB. How to pass parameter to crystall report
: : :
: : What version of Crystal Reports??
: : Sam Draper
: : Illinois Secretary of State
: : Dept of Information Technology
: : Distributed Applications Section
: Seagate Crystal Report for ACCPAC
Actually I was looking for a version number 6,8, 8.5 etcetera. But in a nutshell, Prior to version 8 the best choice was the Crystal reports ActiveX control. You put it on the form and set the various properties and send parameters to call the Report. Starting with version 8, I think, The documentation mentions they are phasing out the ActiveX control in favor of the Crystal Reports Engine. I haven't used this much but it seems to be a great deal more powerfull in that you can create the reports from VB and even imbed them in your VB Project. With the ActiveX Control you had to create the reports in the Crystal and save them as a seperate file. You can read about all this in the Developer's help file. It will either be on the CD or in your Crystal install directory. I hope this helps.
Illinois Secretary of State
Dept of Information Technology
Distributed Applications Section