Dataset size for my Crystal Report is TOO BIG for RAM
Posted on 2009-04-06
I am using VS2008, VB.NET. Created a simple Windows application that finds a list of JPG files in a specified Folder, loads the names of the JPG files into an XML file. I use that XML file to read the JPG file names and load the actual JPG into a Byte() array in my Dataset. That Dataset is then the DataSource for my Crystal Report that simply has two JPGs on each page.
PROBLEM: THe list of JPGs may be as many as 200, which then makes the Byte() Array very large and too large to pull into the Dataset in RAM.
QUESTION: How can I get the Crystal Report to maybe load JPG photos direct from the file names or from another XML file whcih has the Byte() array of the JPG data?