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Specifiying the name of a Crystal Report being exported out of a VB project to Email.

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I have a VB app Using Crystal 8.5 Developer to run and then export a report to mail addresses. Currently the name of the exported file is a number. How do I specifiy what I want the exported reports file name to be? And is it possible to name it the current date?

                        crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.DestinationType = crEDTEMailMAPI
                        crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.MailToList = "MyName@Yahoo.com"
                        crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.MailSubject = "Daily Briefing Report"
                        crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.MailMessage = _
                           "Attached please find the Daily Briefing Report. "
                        crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.FormatType = crEFTPortableDocFormat
                        crptWeeklyBriefing.Export (False)
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crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.DiskFileName = "YourFileName.pdf"

To save it with the date as the file name, make sure that the date is in a valid format for a file name:

crptWeeklyBriefing.ExportOptions.DiskFileName = Format(Date, "MM-DD-YYYY") & ".pdf"

-dave
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by:DavidNPD
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I put this code in but it doesnt seem to make any difference, no errors but the file comes in the email named "241.pdf" and then the second time i tried 291.pdf.

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mlmcc earned 200 total points
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I believe you will have to actually export it to a disk file then send it through mail.  Crystal doesn't use the diskfilename unless it creates a permanent file.

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Whoops, shoud've tested that first...

As mlmcc stated, that will only work if actually exporting to disk, then attaching the file.

-dave
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Glad i could help

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