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hi, i need some help with vb.net's crystal report

i'm using oracle 10g as the database for my prog, right now i need to produce a report based on SQL QUERIES that accepts values from users

i know how to establish connection between vb.net and oracle 10g, but i dunno how to do so between crystal report and oracle 10g  

pls help...


thx,
gildan2020
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I would advise that you create your dataset with vb.net and just pass it to the crystal report.  

It's possible to create a crystal report that connects to oracle, but if your results are based on user values that's going to be more difficult or impossible (depending on the specifics) to do.  It will be much more efficient to handle the user values in your application and send the completed dataset to crystal.

Here's a walkthru for doing this: http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/TechnicalPapers/rtm_reportingoffadonetdatasets.pdf.asp
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hi, i've tried that but it gave me this error...

Query Engine Error: 'C:\DOCUME~1\gildan\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp_235e...blah blah lbah.rpt'

wat do i do?


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Query Engine Error can mean just about anything.  

Make sure your dataset is being populated correctly - maybe attach it to a datagrid or something to verify that the correct data is being pulled in.
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well...i can't prove much but with the same steps on a different type of database, such as Access

i can pull everything out correctly, into the crystal report without any errors. so, i doubt that the dataset has any problems in it.


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update: i just tested it with a datagrid and there seems to be no problem, it fetches all the data correctly

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Are you using the Oracle provider to access your Oracle database?

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yes, i'm using the oraoledb...btw i'm using oracle 10g
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Not the OleDb provider, the OracleDataAdapter, OracleCommand, OracleConnection, etc.

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oh sorry, i'm using the oracle connection
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Do you have Visual Studio.NET 2003?  It has the OracleDataAdapter.

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i'm using visual studio .net 2002
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Okay, back to business.

What was the full error when you tried to connect Crystal Reports to the dataset?

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i get something like this...

Query Engine Error: 'C:\DOCUME~1\gildan\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp_235e...blah blah lbah.rpt'

the temp is too long and full of alphanumeric characters
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Have you seen this:

Err Msg: "Query Engine error..." when running a .NET app on a client computer
http://support.businessobjects.com/library/kbase/articles/c2011164.asp

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ok, i'm gonna need some time to find out about this

i'll keep u posted, thx

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Did you find out anything yet?

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hi, sorry for replying this late

i finally got it to working
thx a lot

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