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Dynamically set report field value

In my old classic VB project, I was able to set a report field value using the following simple line of code.

someReport.SomeField.SetText u201Cabcu201D

This was nice and simple, now with crystal reports .Net I do the following:

((TextObject)someReport.SectionX.ReportObjects["SomeField"]).Text = u201Cabcu201D;

Itu2019s simple enough but seems too elaborated compared to the good old VB6.

Not that is a big deal but is there a simpler way (Classic VB6 style) to set a field on a report without me having to create my own utility method to u201Csimplifyu201D things?


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    Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:10 PM


    What you've described is the difference between two different SDKs. Using the CR.NET SDK requires different code than that used for the RDC.


    Dan Kelleher

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  • Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:12 PM

    Perhaps using a formula?

    Imports CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine 
    Imports CrystalDecisions.Shared 
    Public Class Form1 
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form 
    Dim Report As New CrystalReport1() 
    Dim FormulaFields As FormulaFieldDefinitions 
    Dim FormulaField As FormulaFieldDefinition 
    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load 
    FormulaFields = Report.DataDefinition.FormulaFields 
    FormulaField = FormulaFields.Item(0) 
    FormulaField.Text = "[formula text]" 
    CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = Report 
    End Sub 

    Other than that, InProc RAS, but if the solution you have is complicated, you ain't seen nothing yet 😊

    - Ludek

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