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Manually adding details to a Data Report

Posted on 2004-11-24
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02

I'm trying to dump some simple data on a datareport.

I don't want to have to connect to a database or any datasource at all if i can.
just want to use the pretty's of the report layout and manually post some data to it.

Question by:benspan
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ajgilbert earned 200 total points
ID: 12674373
You can do this, but it requires some fiddling about. The first thing is that the datareport must be attached to a datasource - this is a limitation of the datareport itself. The way round this is to

Create a dataenvironment command which only retrieves 1 record - you can do this by setting the max records property (on the advanced tab of the command properties window).

Alternatively, you can create the datasource within your code, and populate it with a single record. The thing to remember is that data is irrelevant, we are only using it to get around the datareport limitation.

Assign this datasource to your datareport

Add labels onto the report itself. We need to use labels to contain the report information as text boxes can only be populated from a data source.

You can then populate the labels from your code. In the example below, I have set up 6 labels (3 in the report heading, 2 in the report body)....

With DataReport11.Sections("Section2")                         ' Report header
    .Controls("Label1").Caption = "Surname"
    .Controls("Label2").Caption = "Forename"
    .Controls("Label3").Caption = "Title"
End With

With DataReport15.Sections("Section1")                        ' Report body
    .Controls("Label4").Caption = "Smith"
    .Controls("Label5").Caption = "John"
    .Controls("Label6").Caption = "Mr"
End With

DataReport1.Visible = True

Hope this helps


Expert Comment

ID: 12674385
Sorry, datareport15 above should be datareport1.

Author Comment

ID: 12677835

Is it possible to not have a datasource?

Expert Comment

ID: 12679498
Hi Benspan,

No, you must have a datasource, if you don't then the datareport will error when you run it.


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