can I Programatically run and export to PDF a Crystal Report using c#
Posted on 2014-02-17
1. Visual Studio 2010 using c#
2. Crystal Reports 2010 or higher
I need to do the following. If you can say that its possible - ( positively ) then I am happy for now. I just need give a quotation to a customer and then at a later stage will go to details about it .
I have pre designed Crystal reports that has a lot of formula and also the GroupSelection formula They are residing in a network folder.
I need to programatically supply the values to those formulas and then run the report ( silently- user does not see anything ). I need to programatically export the report to a pdf file.
I have a plan to write a program to automatically email those pdf files.
Can this be done ? - any code snippet will help so I can be confident.
less important for now :
if so what do I need ?
I have Visual Studio 2010.
Do I need to purchase Crystal Reports Developer version ?
How is the deployment done - and what do I need to deploy ?
Thanks very much