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integrating an MDB. file, c# program, and rpt. files (crystal reports 2008)

Last Modified: 2013-11-26
Hi experts,
i'm currently building an application through visual studio 2008 professional (c# lang.), using an mdb. database (access 2003), and also using rpt. files for reports (creating the initial skeleton of the reports through crystal reports 2008 (NOT the VS version) and binding the reports through non-embeded mehodes to the program itself).

After reading alot of material on the internet, i'm a little confused about the best way as to integrate all of these three sources together (mdb., exe., and rpt.). Can you please give me suggestions as to how to integrate these pieces together? For instance: is it better to link the rpt. files directly to the database file (mdb.), or should I link it to a dataset that I created allready in the program (for showing fields in the forms)? (NOTE: I personally prefer the non-embeded approach between the exe. file and the rpt. files; but that's about the only thing I could make my mind about this topic).

Thanks  :-)
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