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Hyperlink data fields

Post Author: aboa

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Hi,

im currently evaluating Crystal reports XI and I'm completly new to it.

Our databases contain several columns which are holding URI like values ( e.g. http://foo.foo, file:///x:/foo,
fooServer\temp, www.foo.foo, c:\foo\foo.xml, etc. ). These values are mixed throughout each row in a column. So, on the one hand row1.column1 could store a link to a file and on the other hand row2.column2 could store an URL.

Is there a possibility to show this values as links ( blue font color, underlined, etc. ) in a crystal report and most important, is it possible to open this links by clicking them? The links should also be valid after exporting the report to an other format ( rtf, pdf, etc. ).

We intend to create our Reports via the ReportDesigner only and not programmatically ( e.g. .NET ).

Yours Christian!

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2007 at 01:33 PM

    Post Author: qcheng

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    Display these columns and format them using Hyperlink options. After exporting the report to rtf or pdf format you can double-click the links to open website or files.

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2007 at 01:53 PM

    Post Author: aboa

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    Hi Qingping,

    thanks for the fast response.

    I already came across the Hyperlink options. However, I can only choose between "A Website on the Internet" OR "A File" in the Hyperlink type options. The problem is, that a data column in our database could contain both, a link to a file and a link to a website on the internet.

    Yours Christian

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