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Crystal Reports - question 2 - from a new user with a Microsoft Office/vba background

Hi EE,

At work, I use Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word with VBA as a report writer/analyst.

The institution is moving to another report writer tool (not Crystal Reports - the one they bought will be be nameless for now... :-)  )


Have watched some Crystal reports tutorials on You tube.

Questions, please:

a)When you execute a Crystal report, can you instruct that the report should live in a server location.

b)When you execute a Crystal report, can Crystal send as email attachment.

c) Can you schedule Crystal to run in an automated way?

thx, sandra
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Hi mimcc,

On the screen where you specify where you want the report to live, can you make the file:
   a) a .pdf file
   b) I am guessing you can say xls/xlsx here, too?
   c) can you name the file dynamically using parameters that user specified

I will post a new question requesting  a screen shot for:
   a) where you specify the above items
   b) where you specify parameters...

I want to download a trial version of CR for 30 days, so I want to prepare before I dowload....


As I stated Crystal by itself cannot do much.  You need an application to do the scheduling, viewing, exporting etc.

You can view and export when you design a report but I wouldn't want to have to run a report when a user wants to see data.

Crystal will export to PDF and to Excel.  The newest versions will do both .xls and .xlsx  

Some of the viewers/schedulers will allow you to have a dynamically named file.

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thx so much mimcc!