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Reporting Tool which the user can change dynamically

Hi All,

I had previously asked this question with regard to Cyrstal Reports,
which I believe is not the most suitable for doing the job.

The problem:

I need to create a report with X number of items (statistics), and Y
number of graphs/charts. The report will be viewed on screen, printed,
or saved as pdf. The report is created as you would a report. The user
however, has to be able to select which of the X and Y fields to be
included in the report when they generate it. So it may be all, none,
or any number of X or Y.

I had tried to use Crystal report as it was the easiest to get a hold
of, but it seems this is quite difficult to do. I have created the
report, and can turn items on or off in code at run time to include or
exclude them in the report. But the problem I have is the space which
the items/charts takes up is still there, and I can't find a way of
dynamically adjusting them (not with the charts anyway).

The program is a Winform program, and I'm using C#.

If anyone knows of a tool which can do this, or know of a way of doing
this, it would be most appreicated.

Thanks in advanced.

Puunda

Nov 17 '05 #1
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ActiveReports .NET might be a better choice.
They are heads and tails above Crystal Reports.

http://www.datadynamics.com

--
Robbe Morris - 2004/2005 Microsoft MVP C#
http://www.masterado.net

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Hi All,

I had previously asked this question with regard to Cyrstal Reports,
which I believe is not the most suitable for doing the job.

The problem:

I need to create a report with X number of items (statistics), and Y
number of graphs/charts. The report will be viewed on screen, printed,
or saved as pdf. The report is created as you would a report. The user
however, has to be able to select which of the X and Y fields to be
included in the report when they generate it. So it may be all, none,
or any number of X or Y.

I had tried to use Crystal report as it was the easiest to get a hold
of, but it seems this is quite difficult to do. I have created the
report, and can turn items on or off in code at run time to include or
exclude them in the report. But the problem I have is the space which
the items/charts takes up is still there, and I can't find a way of
dynamically adjusting them (not with the charts anyway).

The program is a Winform program, and I'm using C#.

If anyone knows of a tool which can do this, or know of a way of doing
this, it would be most appreicated.

Thanks in advanced.

Puunda

Nov 17 '05 #2
Place each optional object in a section of it's own (eg. right click Details
- Insert Section Below). Then apply a formula to Suppress that section in
the Section Expert if you don't want it showing.

"pu****@gmail.com" wrote:
Hi All,

I had previously asked this question with regard to Cyrstal Reports,
which I believe is not the most suitable for doing the job.

The problem:

I need to create a report with X number of items (statistics), and Y
number of graphs/charts. The report will be viewed on screen, printed,
or saved as pdf. The report is created as you would a report. The user
however, has to be able to select which of the X and Y fields to be
included in the report when they generate it. So it may be all, none,
or any number of X or Y.

I had tried to use Crystal report as it was the easiest to get a hold
of, but it seems this is quite difficult to do. I have created the
report, and can turn items on or off in code at run time to include or
exclude them in the report. But the problem I have is the space which
the items/charts takes up is still there, and I can't find a way of
dynamically adjusting them (not with the charts anyway).

The program is a Winform program, and I'm using C#.

If anyone knows of a tool which can do this, or know of a way of doing
this, it would be most appreicated.

Thanks in advanced.

Puunda

Nov 17 '05 #3

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