how can i veiw\print reports done by
access through visual basic6 without
opening the access it self ?
(like accessing mdb files without
 the necessity of opening the access

do i need access install on my
computer to view an access reports ?

ready to pay for ocx's

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Try VSReports. Its less than $200. It has a conversion utility that will convert access to a different format for the reports requested. Then you put an invisible control on a form. The control has propertys and methods that allow running the report with parameters etc. It is the only control I know of. And no, you can't run Access reports from VB without having Access itself installed on the target computer. VSReports works fine. You may find it to be slightly slower than Crystal reports, but it does work.

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