Web Viewer Preview Tab
Posted on 2005-03-14
I have just developed a few reports in Crystal Reports 10 and have used some simple ASP examples to invoke the Web Viewer from an ASP application I am developing. It's very easy, as this example demonstrates:
<% reportname = "myreport.rpt" %>
<!-- #include file="AlwaysRequiredSteps.asp" -->
<!-- #include file="MoreRequiredSteps.asp" -->
<!-- #include file="SmartViewerActiveX.asp" -->
Each of my reports view just fine, but I have a few questions which I hope are easy to answer:
1. In the web viewer just what in the world is the Preview Tab for (on the left side)?
2. Can this preview tab by chance be used to list multiple reports, allowing the user to select from a list?
3. Is there a way to pass an array of report names to the web viewer for listing and viewing in a single web instance?
4. If no CR is installed on another computer, what minimum DLL's must exist there to enable the Web Viewer to work there?
I'm not using (and hope not to have to use) RAS, only the RDC component, and obviously would love to use just that to pass multiple report names and let the Web Viewer take care of the selection and viewing within one instance. I'm hoping this is possible and seamless. :)