Using Word Documents in Crystal Reports
Posted on 2011-03-23
I have a need to use lengthy descriptions in a report. These descriptions probably will not change over time but it is possible. Currently the descriptions are saved in individual MS Word documents.
I realize I can insert Word document but I need to insert the document associated with the record. I don't want to insert up to 90 documents and suppress the undesired ones.
I know you can use a filepath from the database for a graphic. I don't see that capability to do that for other OLE formats. I assume it is not possible.
Am I correct in that assumption and the only avenue for this will be to open each Word document and copy the contents into a text or memo field inthe database. That was my original plan because I didn't know the user had the descriptions already saved as individual files.