On Jun 25, 1:11*am, Ross Mason <Ross Ma...@xxxxxx>
> I am interested in using crystal reports for the first time but have a few
> questions that someone maybe able to help with before I get started. The
> background to my query is that a client is interested in using crystal
> reports as a web based reporting tool to get data out of a sql server
> database and we have always created our own bespoke reporting tools but this
> particular client wishes to go down the crystal reports route.
> 1) We have crystal reports installed along with our version of Visual
> Studio. When we ship the application do we need to buy a license for crystal
> reports to be installed on the server where the application will be deployed?
> 2) The tutorials I have skimmed through so far all seem to be static and
> there is no way for the user to interact with the report. Is it possible to
> create dynamic reports?
> 3) Finally can anybody recommend any good source of tutorials which will get
> us up to speed quickly?
> Many thanks for any help in advance.
Here are the answers of all of your questions. Hope it will hwlp u.
Ans 1 :-- Although we have crystal report in VS.net package but if u
are going to deployed your application on server , its
need to buy a license for crystal report. Once you will be having that
licence key then only you can use it otherwise it will always pop up
Ans 2:-- Yes, you can create dynamic reports. For this, you will have
to bind your reports with the XML schema tables [dataset ] on the
design time. At run time you will have to fill the filtered data in to
that dtaset and then u will have to bind your report with this
dataset. I hope you are getting what I want to explain.
Ans 3:-- you can tutorials for crystal report from www.flazx.com
is a free site for all type of technical books.You can download the
relevant book\tutorials from here.
Have a good day.