How can I print multiple CR reports using VB with 1 Parameter
Posted on 2010-09-02
I have 2 crystal reports and 2 network printers
c:\report1.rpt or \\server\reports\report1.rpt (preferred)
c:\report2.rpt or \\server\reports\report2.rpt (preferred)
Each Crystal Report asks for the same parameter. @WorkOrder which is an INT datatype.
report1.rpt always prints to printer1, and report2.rpt always prints to printer2.
I would like to create an application that asks user for the Work Order parameter then uses it to fire off both reports and print the results to the appropriate printer.
I do not have a clue how to get started with this, other than I suspect using VB. I have downloaded and installed Visual Studio Express 2008. I've played around with some online tutorials, but I fear I am just spinning my wheels.
I am using Crystal Reports XI.
Any and all direction on this one is greatly appreciated.