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Crystal Reports - VB front end to run report and refresh at runtime

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I want to use VB to run a crystal report and have the data refreshed at runtime. Can this all be wrapped up into an executable that any user can run? Within Crystal I connect to a DB2 database using ODBC (RDO).  The database connection would need to happen inside the VB App. The important thing is that it can be run by any user just by running the executable.  Would each user need to have DB2 on their PC? It's been many years since I've worked with VB so before I spend alot of time I just want to know if this is possible. Thanks.
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Crystal maintains its own connection even if used within an application.  You onl need to have a DSN with the same name available.

They would need to have the DB2 ODBC database drivers and permissions to a probably system DSN to the database.

It is possible.

There are also 3rd-party viewers available at fairly low cost.

Are you looking at using this within your orgamization?
Licensing depends on version, connection method, and inhouse or not.

mlmcc
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