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My company is going to a new software were I have to learn Crystal
Reports. Had my first class and I'm a little confused. The
instructor said everytime you run a Crystal report you have to do a
"Refresh" if you want the most current data from the tables and that
the data stays on your computer. I want the most current data
everytime the user runs a report without having to do a "Refresh" and
I would think that all that data residing on the computer could cause
problems. I can't see why anyone would want to rerun a report with
old data without doing a refresh. Is my instructor correct and if so
is there a work around were the user gets the most current data
without doing a refresh? Any help would be appreciated thanks in
advance. Oh one more thing can you bundle a Crystal report with a VB
application and place it on a computer that does not have the Crystal
report software. Thanks again.
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Hi,

I've only been using Crystal Reports 8.5 for about 8 months. I'm
finding it a lot of fun and relatively easy to use, so I think you
will eventually like it.
When you save your Crystal reports file you can choose to save it as a
report template or save it with the data. You might choose to save it
with the data if it is a particularly time-consuming report and the
data does not change over the time periods in which it might be
reopened. For example, I have a workers comp report that takes about
25 minutes to run but the data will remain the same until the next
months report. However, most reports I save as just the report and
when opening I'll be making changes in selection criteria and then do
a preview - you would only need to do a refresh if you change
selection criteria or change the report design itself. The user of the
report (assuming it is not saved with the data) will always get the
current data for the report when they do the print or preview without
bothering with refresh.

I have no idea on the VB aspects of using Crystal.

JimA


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My company is going to a new software were I have to learn Crystal
Reports. Had my first class and I'm a little confused. The
instructor said everytime you run a Crystal report you have to do a
"Refresh" if you want the most current data from the tables and that
the data stays on your computer. I want the most current data
everytime the user runs a report without having to do a "Refresh" and
I would think that all that data residing on the computer could cause
problems. I can't see why anyone would want to rerun a report with
old data without doing a refresh. Is my instructor correct and if so
is there a work around were the user gets the most current data
without doing a refresh? Any help would be appreciated thanks in
advance. Oh one more thing can you bundle a Crystal report with a VB
application and place it on a computer that does not have the Crystal
report software. Thanks again.

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