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Create a Crystal Report From ADO.net Dataset Using Visual Basic .NET

Create a Crystal Report From ADO.net Dataset Using Visual Basic .NET

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Learn to create Crystal Reports Using Dataset .

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Learn to create Crystal Reports Using Dataset .

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Published by: Puneet Arora on May 18, 2009
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 Ecologic Corporation , Chandigarh : Tel: 9872856485
Compiled By Ecologic Training Departmentwww.ecologic.co.in,www.logicatwork.info  How To: Create a Crystal Report from ADO.NET Datasetusing Visual Basic .NET
Introduction:
 Crystal Report of Visual Studio .NET is the standard reporting tool for Visual Studio.NET. You can host reports on web and windows platform and can publish reports asReport Web services on the web server. It is based on framework of Crystal Report8.0 and uses open and flexible architecture, with standards like XML, to allow portingreports over the web. Using crystal report expert you can choose report layouts,display charts, calculate summaries, subtotals as grouped data as well asconditionally format text and rotate text objects.Although Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET supports variety of data source likeADO recordset, CDO recordset, DAO recordset, MS Excel workbook, this walkthroughendeavor to explain How to report off ADO.NET DataSet using Visual Basic .NET.As you all know DataSet is the core component of distributed application and isexplicitly designed for data access independent of any data source. Dataset can becreated from variety of sources. Whatever the source is, before reporting off ADO.NET DataSet you must perform the following task:
 
Generate an object for the DataSet.
 
Connect report to DataSet Object.
 
Push data into DataSet Object.
 
Bind report to Windows Forms Viewer to display report with actualdata at runtime.Requirements:
 
Visual Studio .NET 2002
 
.NET Framework 1.0
 
SQL Server 2000 with Northwind database
Generating an Object for the DataSet
Object for ADO.NET is a collection of dataset classes created in memory.
 
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To create a dataset object from Northwind database in SQL Server, usingADO.NET DataSet Designer.
1.
 
In the
Solution Explorer
, right-click the project name, point to
Add
, and click 
Add New Item
.2.
 
In the Categories area of the Add New Item dialog box, expand the folder andselect
Data
.3.
 
In the Templates area, select
Dataset
.4.
 
Accept the default name
Dataset1.xsd
.This creates a new schema file that will be used to generate a strongly typed dataset. Theschema file will be displayed in ADO.NET Dataset designer.5.
 
In the
Solutions Explorer,
click on
Dataset1.xsd
file, if now already the activeview.6.
 
From the
Server Explore,
on the right connect to SQL Server and drill down toNorthwind Database.7.
 
Highlight the Table Customers (or stored procedure if desired) and drag and dropit on the Interface of Dataset1.xsd. Dataset1.xsd should now be displayed in theDataset tab as under
 
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This creates a dataset object and contains only a description of the database based on theschema in Dataset1.xsd. It does not contain the actual data.
Connecting Report to an ADO.NET Dataset Object
From ADO.NET Dataset Object you can add tables to Crystal Report using DatabaseExpert in Crystal Report Designer.
To create a new report and connect it to Dataset object which containsdescription for Customers table in Northwind database
1.
 
In the Visual Studio .NET
Solution Explorer
, right-click your project to displaythe shortcut menu.2.
 
Point to
Add
and click 
Add
 
New Item
.3.
 
In the Add New Item dialog box, select
Crystal Report
from the Templates area.Click 
Open
.

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