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Reporting Database info to reports

Hello, I am trying to use the DataReport object.  I am getting an error....

Can anyone tell me if Visual Basic 6 comes with Crystal Reports?  I see there is a Crystal Reports Object, but do I need Crystal Report program to run it?  I probably do since it is named as a viewer.

The error I get with DataReport Object is : "Failed getting Rowset(s) from current datasource."  Can someone get me past this error?  Also can someone point me to example of how to use this tool?  I don't need to make complex report, just a basic one.

I would like advise on Crystal Reports and DataReport Object....   Which one is the quickest way to create a report.


Thanks...

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x50FadeCommented:
Crystal is cool....Datareport is fine....

I use Data reports for basically all my reporting needs....I have yet to do something that is not possible in Datareports...

How are you using the Datareports?   Through Data Environment......or something else

Please elaborate a bit more on how u are using it and where it gives ou the error
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strongdAuthor Commented:
I am trying to use Data Environment.  I think I have everything setup right but I keep getting the error "Failed getting Rowset(s) from current datasource."  

Now I know my query works.  I even opened up Enterprise Manager, and used the same SQL statement to test it.  It worked there, so I cut and pasted it into CommandText property in my command1, but it keeps giving me this error...  Does this error mean that it is not getting any records back?

I would like to use this tool, but I have read on other sites that is a kind of unstable and weird to get to work.  If I could just gets it to work with this basic query, I will use it.

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x50FadeCommented:
I dislike using the data environment....It's not a good tool....a lot of dwarwbacks....

So instead I stil use Datareports, but without the dataenvironment...

Make up your report in Datarepots, set the "field name" propperty of the labels to whatever the fields are that your wish to report (inside your DB).

Now you can open your recordset using using normal ADO coding.....

Once you populate your rs, merely do this

set Datareport1.recordsource rs
datareport1.show
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strongdAuthor Commented:
I just got this message...  I will check this out....  if it works, I'll give x50Fade the points...

Give me a little bit to check and test it...


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strongdAuthor Commented:
x50Fade....  can you supply sample code...


Thanks

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strongdAuthor Commented:
Never mind X50Fade... I got it to work... Here are the points...
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strongdAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot x50Fade, what you told me worked great.  I wish I knew this sooner.  I wasted a couple of days messing with the stupid dataenvironment.

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x50FadeCommented:
No Problem

Glad I could help
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