crystal report 8.5 or 9 in vb6

Posted on 2003-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I need help. I am trying to see how I can change a certain text object on a crystal report file that I have during run-time

I am using vb6 and 8.5 or 9 would be great.

I want to change the value of the textobject to "people" to "City"

how can this be done????
Question by:bman9111
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To the best of my knowledge text fields are read only from a VB application.

You can however change formulas or use parameters.

How are you calling the report now?

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Assuming that the textobject is called Text1, you can pu the following line to the code pane of the embedded crystal report object:

Private Sub Report_Initialize()
    if x = 1 then
        Me.Text1.Text = "something"
        Me.Text1.Text = "something else"
End Sub

If you want to change the text in a non-embedded crystal report, design the report in a way that you use a formula-field instead of the text object, and place this where the text object should be placed. Then, while you are calling the external crystal report, you change the value of this formula, and the text is changed as appropriate:

    Set CrystApp = CreateObject("Crystal.CRPE.Application")
    Set CrystReport = CrystApp.OpenReport("Your_Template_FileName")
    CrystReport.FormulaFields("{@000_FirstPageNumber}").Text = "something"

    Set CrystView = CrystReport.Preview
    If Print_output Then
    end if

hope this helps,

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Glad I could help


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