VB.NET 2010 Reporting Help
Posted on 2011-09-16
I'm making the transition to VB.NET 2010 from VB6 and I'm really missing my old busted VB6 right now. I was using ActiveReports for reporting, and basically, I just had to design the report using the field names I knew I'd need from my database, fill a recordset appropriately on the fly, and call the report, sending it the populated dataset to work with.
I'm totally and completely lost when trying to do reports with ReportViewer. I'm also on a deadline. Eventually, I'll learn all I need to know to make this work, but for now, I'm wondering...
Is there a reporting tool for .NET that will allow me to design reports using field names from my database, then when it's time to call a report, just pass the report the name of the database I want to use and the SQL necessary to populate it? I don't want to mess w/ all of the myriad of data connection stuff. I just want to pass a couple of parameters to the report and then see magic happen.
Shouldn't it be that easy?
Any help/insight will be appreciated.