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Aug 28, 2007 at 06:57 PM

Can anyone help with a dynamic graph question?

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Post Author: eseidel

CA Forum: .NET

I have a subreport that I'm having a lot of difficulty with and I dont know if I've hit the limitations of CR or I just don't know how to do it. I need to set the subreport graph parameters on the fly and I can't figure out how to do this. Here is the situation:

My report prints a vendor report card, one vendor per report page. For each vendor, I need to access a table and pull all parts that the vendor supplies our company with. Then, I need to create a seperate 2D bar graph for each part that is listed under the vendor. Since this is a subreport and would run for each vendor, and each vendor can have 1 to n-number of different parts, I need to create these graphs on the fly. Is this possible? Any suggestions. The furthest I have gotten was I can create a OLE DB(ADO) command that retrieves the parts for each vendor.

But from there I am stuck. Once I have these parts per vendor, how can I iterate through them and create a new 2d bar graph for each one? The graph itself would display on the x axis all of our vendors that supply us with a part, ranking them. So if a vendor supplies us with Rubber Hoses, magnesium and Aluminum then I would need three graphs, one for each, Rubber Hoses, Mag, Al that would list the vendor on the x axis and points on the y axis pertaining to that specific part. Understand? Is this possible? Help please. Thank you.

Eric