Creating PDF on the fly

I have an webform and I want to grab the information and create a pdf file without displaying crystal report and export.
In other words, creating pdf on the fly without loading crystal report.

Please forward me any solution


Hollie18502Asked:
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grsekarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi
  User don't have to click export to save it . the above code will  create it for you.. i will give the complete sample for you. When the user navigate to this page itself they can see the pdf file. thery will never the crystal report.

Hope this helps you
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This following code is for aspx page
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<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="EmployeePDF.aspx.cs" Inherits="Purchase_EmployeePDF" %>

<%@ Register Assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=10.2.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"
 Namespace="CrystalDecisions.Web" TagPrefix="CR" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>eHRMS</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
     <CR:CrystalReportSource ID="crptDivision" runat="server">
      <Report FileName="..\Reports\EmployeeReport.rpt">
      </Report>
     </CR:CrystalReportSource>
   
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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Following code is for code behind file
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using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.IO;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine;
using CrystalDecisions.Shared;

public partial class Purchase_EmployeePDF : BasePage
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        NameValueCollection ConnStrList = WebUtility.GetConnectionStingValueList();
        foreach (CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.Table table in crptDivision.ReportDocument.Database.Tables)
        {
            TableLogOnInfo logonInfo = table.LogOnInfo;
            logonInfo.ConnectionInfo.ServerName = ConnStrList["Data Source"];
            logonInfo.ConnectionInfo.DatabaseName = ConnStrList["Initial Catalog"];
            logonInfo.ConnectionInfo.Password = ConnStrList["Password"];
            logonInfo.ConnectionInfo.UserID = ConnStrList["User ID"];
            table.ApplyLogOnInfo(logonInfo);
        }
        MemoryStream oStream;
        crptDivision.ReportDocument.ParameterFields[0].CurrentValues.AddValue(int.Parse(Request.QueryString["period"]));
        oStream = (MemoryStream)crptDivision.ReportDocument.ExportToStream(CrystalDecisions.Shared.ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat);
        Response.Clear();
        Response.Buffer = true;
        Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
        Response.BinaryWrite(oStream.ToArray());
        Response.End();
    }
}
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jeebukarthikeyanCommented:
hi,

u can use a freely available dll called itextsharp for this
follow this link
http://itextsharp.sourceforge.net/

b u d d h a
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grsekarCommented:
You still can design your report in crystal report and use the following code to display the output as pdf.
CrystalReportSource1 is the CrystalReportSource control.

        MemoryStream oStream;
        oStream = (MemoryStream)CrystalReportSource1.ReportDocument.ExportToStream(CrystalDecisions.Shared.ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat);
        Response.Clear();
        Response.Buffer = true;
        Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
        Response.BinaryWrite(oStream.ToArray());
        Response.End();

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Hollie18502Author Commented:
Grsekar... this sould doable, however, is there a way to save the pdf automatically, without the user have to do it.
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grsekarCommented:
hi code for WebUtility.GetConnectionStingValueList() function

public static NameValueCollection GetConnectionStingValueList()
    {
        string ConnStr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["HRMS"].ToString();
        string[] constrArray = ConnStr.Split(';');
        NameValueCollection ConnStrList = new NameValueCollection();
        foreach (string strValue in constrArray)
        {
            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(strValue))
            {
            string[] tmp = strValue.Split('=');
            ConnStrList.Add(tmp[0], tmp[1]);
            }
        }
        return ConnStrList;
    }
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