Compile Crystal Report 2008?
Posted on 2009-12-23
I have created a report in CR 2008 Developer. It reads a MS SQL Server table and displays all of the records in the table. Very simple.
Now I have two questions:
I want to save the report to a folder and when I click on the report, I want it to automatically refresh itself with the current records "and" show itself in a .pdf format.
How do I do that? A dozen or so users will want to look at the report each day and they do not have CR 2008 Developer loaded on their machines.
Wasn't there a way in previous versions of CR to create an executable of the report so that when the users clicked on the report.exe, the report refreshed itself and displays on the screen? That option is probably no longer available so how do I accomplish the same thing?
Do I need to create a visual basic program to show the report or is there a simplier way to show the report automatically in .pdf format?