Creating a VB program to RUN / VIEW Crystal Reports XI....?

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

Can someone give me the 30,000 ft. VIEW of the process involved in creating a VB application that will allow END USERS to VIEW and/or RUN/PROCESS Crystal Reports XI. I have a single CR XI Dev LIcense and would like to have my end users...(all of which share the same network) be able to VIEW and possible RUN Crystal Reports.

I"m interested in the following information:

 - Setup Steps Involved.
 - Estimated Time to Complete each step..

Question by:MIKE
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    Expert Comment

    You have the appropriate licenses for your task.

    Not sure what you mean by the time to complete the steps.

    Check this link


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    Author Comment

    mlmcc... how do I use these files...are these VB files? Reason that I ask is that they have an "unknown" icon...

    Do I open these files..up in VB?
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    Accepted Solution

    That is v8, RDC & vb6.  Try:

    Create a form that can run a report (30 minutes) tops.
    Create the infrastructure to support all of the reports you've created (depends on your needs)
    1) You'll need some way for users to select which report to run
    2) Some way to set security to allow or restrict certain users from running certain reports
    3) All of this should be data driven, so new reports can be added quickly

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