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RUN Crystal Reports in MS ACCESS

Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.

Please help!

thanks in advance
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
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Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.


I guess you could launch Crystal with the Shell command - but why would you
want to? Is there some functionality in Crystal that you cannot get from
Access?
Nov 13 '05 #2
i really dont know. i tried adding the crystal report on the report
module of access..i got an error called 3265...and when i click
ok..its turns to error number 91..and after that i cannot get off of
it...

i just dont know how can i link my crystal reports inside access..i
can probably do shell command..but what about the parameters that i
need to pass to crystal..

TIA
Nov 13 '05 #3
Because Access' own reporting is so capable and so easy to learn and use,
you'll find few Access users who have the experience to answer your
question. Perhaps you should ask it in a Crystal Reports newsgroup, or
address it to their tech support.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
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i really dont know. i tried adding the crystal report on the report
module of access..i got an error called 3265...and when i click
ok..its turns to error number 91..and after that i cannot get off of
it...

i just dont know how can i link my crystal reports inside access..i
can probably do shell command..but what about the parameters that i
need to pass to crystal..

TIA

Nov 13 '05 #4
Joriz,
Seems like putting the cart before the horse. If you can get Crystal
Reports to connect to and make available the data in Access, why bother with
more? But. . . try in VB to dimension an instance of Crystal Reports and
see if you can't fire it from VB.

"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
news:7d**************************@posting.google.c om...
Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.

Please help!

thanks in advance

Nov 13 '05 #5
Ok. i guess i have to create small VB procedure to call on my crystal
reports. I just thought there might be a "wizard' way to do it.
thanks.
"Alan Webb" <kn*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<WM*****************@news.uswest.net>...
Joriz,
Seems like putting the cart before the horse. If you can get Crystal
Reports to connect to and make available the data in Access, why bother with
more? But. . . try in VB to dimension an instance of Crystal Reports and
see if you can't fire it from VB.

"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
news:7d**************************@posting.google.c om...
Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.

Please help!

thanks in advance

Nov 13 '05 #6
if i do a shell command, is there anyway i can pass parameters..i have
2 dates that i need to pass inside the crystal report.

stAppName = "C:\Program Files\Crystal Decisions\Crystal Reports
9\crw32.exe " & "H:\CRYSTAL\pledge.rpt"

Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

i dont know how can i pass a parameter that the rpt can catch on.

anybody..
TIA


"John Winterbottom" <as******@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<2j*************@uni-berlin.de>...
"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
news:7d**************************@posting.google.c om...
Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.


I guess you could launch Crystal with the Shell command - but why would you
want to? Is there some functionality in Crystal that you cannot get from
Access?

Nov 13 '05 #7
if i do a shell command, is there anyway i can pass parameters..i have
2 dates that i need to pass inside the crystal report.

stAppName = "C:\Program Files\Crystal Decisions\Crystal Reports
9\crw32.exe " & "H:\CRYSTAL\pledge.rpt"

Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

i dont know how can i pass a parameter that the rpt can catch on.

anybody..
TIA


"John Winterbottom" <as******@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<2j*************@uni-berlin.de>...
"Joriz" <go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net> wrote in message
news:7d**************************@posting.google.c om...
Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.


I guess you could launch Crystal with the Shell command - but why would you
want to? Is there some functionality in Crystal that you cannot get from
Access?

Nov 13 '05 #8
go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net (Joriz) wrote in
news:7d*************************@posting.google.co m:
if i do a shell command, is there anyway i can pass parameters..i
have 2 dates that i need to pass inside the crystal report.

stAppName = "C:\Program Files\Crystal Decisions\Crystal Reports
9\crw32.exe " & "H:\CRYSTAL\pledge.rpt"

Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

i dont know how can i pass a parameter that the rpt can catch on.

anybody..


This is a Crystal Reports question, not an Access question. I doubt
that it's possible.

Why in the hell would you use a third-party report writer when
you've got the Access report writer available to you directly?

--
David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #9
"David W. Fenton" <dX********@bway.net.invalid> wrote in message news:<Xn**********************************@24.168. 128.90>...
go****@joriz.is-a-geek.net (Joriz) wrote in
news:7d*************************@posting.google.co m:
if i do a shell command, is there anyway i can pass parameters..i
have 2 dates that i need to pass inside the crystal report.

stAppName = "C:\Program Files\Crystal Decisions\Crystal Reports
9\crw32.exe " & "H:\CRYSTAL\pledge.rpt"

Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

i dont know how can i pass a parameter that the rpt can catch on.

anybody..


This is a Crystal Reports question, not an Access question. I doubt
that it's possible.

Why in the hell would you use a third-party report writer when
you've got the Access report writer available to you directly?


If you want to create "snapshot" reports that won't change, you could
output your reports to PDF... no Crystal required.
Nov 13 '05 #10
Joriz wrote:
Obviously im new with ms access..so my basic question is how do i run
crystal reports in my ADP. I also pass parameters to cyrstal reports.

Please help!

thanks in advance

Why not bind your crystal reports directly to the SQL/MSDE backend then
just open them with the shell command.

This way you could create the SQL programatically in Access and then
EXEC an ALTER PRODCEDURE/VIEW command to generate the dataset you want
the just open the report which will no longer require any parameters.

You get me? Please feel free to ask more Q's.

But like the others hve asked and you still haven't answered, why MUST
you use Crystal when you have Access reporting facilities at you disposal???

Nov 13 '05 #11

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