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Crystal Report Database Change

Hi, I've designed several Crystal Reports using the built in wizard.
They point to my database as HQ which is called "Thom". There is a
database called Sales on Thom which all the reports point to and get
their results from.

I'm ready to compile my program to give to the users at a different
site. They have a database server there called "Sidney" which had a
copy of the same "Sales" database on there. Is there a way I can
change the database of my report when I load it each time, it looks
like I'd have to go through each individual report and change the
database settings which would be very time consuming as I will be using
quite a few database servers with this program. I'd like to just
specify a database or dataset in the code.

This is how I call the report:

Dim Cr As New crRefunds

CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = Cr

it would be ideal if I could put a line in above, something like
cr.database = "Sidney". Is anything like this possible? If not what
is the best way to switch the database?

Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated as I'm really stuck
with this one.

Nov 21 '05 #1
2 1621
Maybe this code can help you, I use it to run my reports on different db's
ofcourse the tablenames have to be the same.

hth Greetz Peter

add reference to CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll

Imports CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine
Imports CrystalDecisions.Shared
Imports CrystalDecisions.ReportSource

Dim tblCurrent As Table
Dim crSubreportObject As SubreportObject
Dim subRepDoc As New ReportDocument
Dim crDatabase As CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.Database
Dim crTables As Tables
Dim crTable As Table
Dim crSection As Section
Dim crSections As Sections
Dim crReportObjects As ReportObjects
Dim crReportObject As ReportObject
Dim crLogOnInfo As TableLogOnInfo
Dim crpConnectionInfo As New CrystalDecisions.Shared.ConnectionInfo
Dim crpTableLogOnInfo As New CrystalDecisions.Shared.TableLogOnInfo
Dim crReportDocument As New ReportDocument
crReportDocument.Load(psReportName)
CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = crReportDocument
CrystalReportViewer1.Zoom(2)
'
' Aanpassen server voor hoofdrapport
'
With crpConnectionInfo
.ServerName = "Yourserver"
.DatabaseName = "YourDataBase"
End With

'set this if you don't work with integrated security
'crpConnectionInfo.UserID = "user"
'crpConnectionInfo.Password = "password"
For Each tblCurrent In crReportDocument.Database.Tables
crpTableLogOnInfo = tblCurrent.LogOnInfo
crpTableLogOnInfo.ConnectionInfo = crpConnectionInfo
tblCurrent.ApplyLogOnInfo(crpTableLogOnInfo)
Next

'Set the sections collection with report sections
crSections = crReportDocument.ReportDefinition.Sections
For Each crSection In crSections
crReportObjects = crSection.ReportObjects
For Each crReportObject In crReportObjects
If crReportObject.Kind = ReportObjectKind.SubreportObject
Then

'If you find a subreport, typecast the reportobject to a
subreport object
crSubreportObject = CType(crReportObject,
SubreportObject)

'Open the subreport
subRepDoc =
crSubreportObject.OpenSubreport(crSubreportObject. SubreportName)

crDatabase = subRepDoc.Database
crTables = crDatabase.Tables

'Loop through each table and set the connection info
'Pass the connection info to the logoninfo object then
apply the
'logoninfo to the subreport

For Each crTable In crTables
With crpConnectionInfo
.ServerName = "YourServer"
.DatabaseName = "YourDataBase"
End With
crLogOnInfo = crTable.LogOnInfo
crLogOnInfo.ConnectionInfo = crpConnectionInfo
crTable.ApplyLogOnInfo(crLogOnInfo)
Next
End If
Next
Next
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Hi, I've designed several Crystal Reports using the built in wizard.
They point to my database as HQ which is called "Thom". There is a
database called Sales on Thom which all the reports point to and get
their results from.

I'm ready to compile my program to give to the users at a different
site. They have a database server there called "Sidney" which had a
copy of the same "Sales" database on there. Is there a way I can
change the database of my report when I load it each time, it looks
like I'd have to go through each individual report and change the
database settings which would be very time consuming as I will be using
quite a few database servers with this program. I'd like to just
specify a database or dataset in the code.

This is how I call the report:

Dim Cr As New crRefunds

CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = Cr

it would be ideal if I could put a line in above, something like
cr.database = "Sidney". Is anything like this possible? If not what
is the best way to switch the database?

Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated as I'm really stuck
with this one.

Nov 21 '05 #2
This looks good, Peter. I will try this out now. Many thanks.

Nov 21 '05 #3

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