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how can i parse a junk to data to print in vb? i mean if my database has 100 data, how can i print the data from 50 to 70?

thanks
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by:mdougan
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What version of VB are you using?  What part are you having trouble with, the retrieving of data from the database, or the printing part, or both?

Can you display any code that you have already?

What kind of database are you using?
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hi ... using vb6 and access 2000. didnt do any coding yet.. i was think to put up a form and ask the user to enter the data that they want to print.
eg print a receipt, from bill no 5100 to 5250.

thank you.
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OK, well, here is an outline of what you want to do.  To use this code, you would need to go to your Project References and select the library for ADO objects.  Then, I coded two references to some textboxes called txtBillStart   and txtBillEnd, put those on your form, maybe add a command button, and, in the click event for the command button, just call

PrintData

Copy the variables at the top of this code into the General Declarations section of your form, and copy the other two procedures into the code area of your form.

Look through the code, and in the Connect routine, you'll need to change the name and location of the database that you want to open.  This code is looking into the same directory the program is running in for a database called data.mdb.

In the PrintData routine, I wrote a select statement to retrieve data from a database table.  You'd have to change the SQL so that it is selecting from a real table in your database, and using real field names.

Then, you could try testing.

Dim CN As ADODB.Connection
Dim CMD As ADODB.Command
Dim RS As ADODB.Recordset
 
Private Function Connect() As Boolean
 
    Set CN = New ADODB.Connection
    With CN
        .CursorLocation = adUseClient
        
        ' this is going to open an access database in the program's directory named data.mdb... change it to the name and location of your database
        .ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Persist Security Info=False;Data Source=" & IIf(Right(App.Path, 1) = "\", App.Path, App.Path & "\") & "DATA.mdb"
        
        .Open
    End With
    
    If CN.State <> adStateOpen Then
        MsgBox "Uable to open the database.  Uable to continue.", vbExclamation, "Login"
        Connect = False
    Else
        Connect = True
    End If
 
End Function
 
 
Private Sub PrintData()
Dim sSQL As String
Dim i As Long
Dim J As Long
 
  
    On Error Resume Next
    
    If NOT Connect() Then Exit Sub
        
    sSQL = "SELECT bill_no, bill_date, bill_amt from billing WHERE bill_no BETWEEN " & txtBillStart.Text & " AND " & txtBillEnd.Text & " ORDER BY bill_no ASC"
    
    Set CMD = New ADODB.Command
    With CMD
        .CommandText = sSQL
        .CommandType = adCmdText
        .ActiveConnection = CN
    End With
    
    Set RS = CMD.Execute
    If CN.Errors.Count > 0 Then
        MsgBox CN.Errors(0).Description
    End If
    
    If RS.State <> adStateOpen Then GoTo EXITRTN
    
    If RS.EOF Or RS.BOF Then GoTo EXITRTN
    
    RS.MoveFirst
    
    Printer.BeginDoc
    
    While Not RS.EOF
        Printer.Print RS("bill_no").Value & chr(9) & RS("bill_date").Value & chr(9) & RS("bill_amt").Value        
        RS.MoveNext
    Wend
    
    Printer.EndDoc
            
EXITRTN:
    Set CMD = Nothing
    Set RS = Nothing
    
End Sub

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thanks for your input. but if i want to sent the data to datareport, how should i do? thanks again
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