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Print Crystal Reports from MS Access Application

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I have an invoice system developed in MS Access and invoice developed in Crystal Report 8.5. Now i want to print crystal report developed invoice from MS Access application Invoice Screen Directly by pressing "Print" button. Kindly guide in terms of code to generate the entered invoice from MS Access
Jul 28 '08 #1
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Well to be honest with you, there isn't any interface that I know of that will interact with Crystal reports unless you have the development environment to do with, and normally that is in Visual Studio or other .NET application which Access doesn't support.

The only way that I would even begin to do such a thing, and in the MS Access world it is considered taboo, at best, is to use the SENDKEYS command to interact with Crystal reports itself. But the major problem with that is that you don't have any control over the application since you're simply relying on the fact that the program is the same version that you develop it for, and as long as the command buttons that you're using aren't changed by an update or new release of the program.

I even checked on the Crystal Reports Website and they don't have anything on being able to do what you're speaking of. There is an option for COM add-in, but that is way beyond the scope of this forum.

Hope that helps,

Joe P.
Jul 28 '08 #2

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