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How to prevent displaying prompt for parameters in Crystal reports?

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I create a file using Crystal Reports ActiveX control.
I pass parameters to report (see the code below) but user always is prompted by Crystal Reports to confirm parameters even the code passes them directly. What should I do to prevent displaying the parameter dialog box? I tried TRUE and FALSE, but prompt appears in both cases.
With crtReport
    .Reset
    .Connect = mstrRepCnn
    .ReportFileName = mstrDirName & "\" & mstrRepFRE
    .SelectionFormula = "{FRETemp.FRE} = '" & _
            lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i) & "' AND " & _
            "{FRETemp.BalanceDate} = #" & _
            lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3) & "#"
    .ParameterFields(0) = "OldBalDate;" & _
            Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(6), _
            "dd mmm, yyyy") & ";FALSE"
    .ParameterFields(1) = "NewBalDate;" & _
            Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3), _
            "dd mmm, yyyy") & ";FALSE"
    .Destination = crptToFile
    .PrintFileType = crptText
    .PrintFileName = "C:\" & Format$(gdatDate, "mmm-dd-yyyy") & "_" & _
            lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i) & ".txt"
    .DiscardSavedData = True
    .ProgressDialog = False

    .Action = 1                    ' This method generates the error number in case of error '
End With
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by:nkunapaneni
ID: 6918358
Make sure that ParameterFields name "NewBalDate" matches with the Parameter in the report and make

   ParameterFields(1) = "NewBalDate;" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3), _
           "dd mmm, yyyy") & ";True"
     
And check if there are any parameters left out in the reports that need the values.
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by:timofeia
ID: 6918373
nkunapaneni, I tried it already. If I use True it displays the empty fields for parameters, if I use False it displays parameter dialog box with parameters already assigned. But in both cases parameter dialog box is displayed.
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by:nkunapaneni
ID: 6918440
Hi
If u use True = it will not display the dialogbox and will assign the value to the parameter

ANd false  - will not display the dialogbox and will not assign the vlaue to the parameter

For example
in my Report i have a Parameter "RptCriteria"  which is defined as string, and default values none. ANd i placed that parameter in the report header.

In my vb code i use
sRptCriteria  = "This is Parameter Value"
.ParameterFields(0) = "RptCriteria;" & sRptCriteria & ";True"

This will assign the Parameter the value properly with out displaying the dialog.

I hope this helps.


       
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by:timofeia
ID: 6918454
nkunapaneni, I tested it a minute ago. It still displays parameter dialog box with empty fields for parameters. I do not know what is wrong. Parameter names are right, and I have 2 parameters only.
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mdougan earned 200 total points
ID: 6918634
Well, one option is to go back into Crystal and remove the parameters and instead use Formula fields.  You can reference a Formula Field in Crystal anywhere that you can reference a parameter field, I believe.  So, if you then set your crystal report formulas:

With crtReport
   .Reset
   .Connect = mstrRepCnn
   .ReportFileName = mstrDirName & "\" & mstrRepFRE
   .SelectionFormula = "{FRETemp.FRE} = '" & _
           lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i) & "' AND " & _
           "{FRETemp.BalanceDate} = #" & _
           lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3) & "#"
   .Formulas(0) = "OldBalDate=" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(6), _
           "dd mmm, yyyy")
   .Formulas(1) = "NewBalDate=" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3), _
           "dd mmm, yyyy")
   .Destination = crptToFile
   .PrintFileType = crptText
   .PrintFileName = "C:\" & Format$(gdatDate, "mmm-dd-yyyy") & "_" & _
           lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i) & ".txt"
   .DiscardSavedData = True
   .ProgressDialog = False

   .Action = 1                    ' This method generates the error number in case of error '
End With
 
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Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 6919830
Dates must be passed in a very specific format.  Date (yyyy,mm,dd)

Change

   .ParameterFields(0) = "OldBalDate;" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(6), _
           "dd mmm, yyyy") & ";FALSE"
   .ParameterFields(1) = "NewBalDate;" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3), _
           "dd mmm, yyyy") & ";FALSE"

to


   .ParameterFields(0) = "OldBalDate;" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(6), _
           "yyyy,mm,dd") & ";TRUE"
   .ParameterFields(1) = "NewBalDate;" & _
           Format(lvwAccountAll.ListItems(i).SubItems(3), _
           "yyyy,mm,dd") & ";TRUE"

mlmcc
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by:timofeia
ID: 6921102
mdougan solution works perfectly, thanx
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