Can I add a checkbox function/control button in Crystal Reports ?

John-S Pretorius
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I'm using Crystal Reports 2016 and want to ask if there is a way to add a Checkbox function in Crystal reports. i.e. when the report is run for example to have a 'Yes' and 'No' checkbox. The user viewing the report checks either button and at the end of the report I want to count the 'Yes' checkmarks.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet Software

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AFAIK, can't be done just with Crystal.  Two alternatives are:
a) use a Crystal viewer application and a UFL
or
b) automate the conversion of the report to a PDF form.
John-S PretoriusSystems Engineer

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Thanks Ido, could you share a little more info please. I found an article that mentions another way also using VB and Crystal reports but I'm curios  about some details you may be able to add.

http://checkboxcrystalreport.blogspot.com/2009/07/printing-checkbox-in-crystal-report-for.html?m=1
Professor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet Software
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That article doesn't address your question because it only deals with the display of a checkbox. Your use case involves reacting to a user-click after the report is displayed.
Again, afaik, there are only 2 possible ways to address such a use case.  There are 3rd-party tools that can automate the export and conversion of a Crystal report to a PDF with form fields. There are also 3rd-party viewers that can react to user clicks. You can search for those tools  here: http://kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html .  Or, you can try to develop that type of functionality on your own.
John-S PretoriusSystems Engineer

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Thank you.

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