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Print report in VB6?

ray
Hi,

I'm new in VB and is there any report generator in VB6 that I can use to
formatted report for my records set in VB6? Or I have to write the code line
by line for the data to print out?

Thanks for the help.

Jul 17 '05 #1
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There is nothing really built into VB6. I think most use a 3rd party
add-on for report generation. Most common would be crystal reports. I
myself use List and Label from Combit.

ray wrote:
Hi,

I'm new in VB and is there any report generator in VB6 that I can use to
formatted report for my records set in VB6? Or I have to write the code line
by line for the data to print out?

Thanks for the help.


Jul 17 '05 #2
ray
Thanks!

But I want something that can embedded to the final application, so I can
distribute my app with the report printing features to a lot of users.

Can Crystal reports let me do that?

Thanks!
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There is nothing really built into VB6. I think most use a 3rd party
add-on for report generation. Most common would be crystal reports. I
myself use List and Label from Combit.

ray wrote:
Hi,

I'm new in VB and is there any report generator in VB6 that I can use to
formatted report for my records set in VB6? Or I have to write the code line by line for the data to print out?

Thanks for the help.

Jul 17 '05 #3
VB comes with a report tool: Data Report. If you do not see it from
"Project" menu, click menu "Project->Components", then in "Components"
dialog box, click "Designers" tab, check "Data Report".

It is very easy to use, but can only produce simple, plain reports. If you
want your report to look very professional, you may have to use Crystal
report, MS Access, or other third party tool (of course, you/your clients
have to pay for that).

"ray" <ma********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I'm new in VB and is there any report generator in VB6 that I can use to
formatted report for my records set in VB6? Or I have to write the code line by line for the data to print out?

Thanks for the help.

Jul 17 '05 #4


ray wrote:
Thanks!

But I want something that can embedded to the final application, so I can
distribute my app with the report printing features to a lot of users.

Can Crystal reports let me do that?


Yes it can. I use List and Label from Combit. A few years ago it was
the only report writer that I could pass simple variables to it rather
than link it to a database. Forcing a report to be linked to a database
may work for some but my program doesn't get all of its data from a data
base. I am told that in more recent years variables can be passed
directly to Crystal reports and no database is needed. I do not know
the validity of that. List and Label works extremely well and is very easy.

Jul 17 '05 #5
On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 03:36:50 GMT, "ray" <ma********@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi,

I'm new in VB and is there any report generator in VB6 that I can use to
formatted report for my records set in VB6? Or I have to write the code line
by line for the data to print out?

Thanks for the help.


Personally I would suggest that you print your report to a Text File
- with embedded formatting instructions

Then write another App that can display it on the Screen or Printer

Printing in VB is a bitch
- you only ever want to do it once
Jul 17 '05 #6

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