I have been using Crystal Report 9 and now evaluating Crystal Report 2008. Both works fine and generates reports even from older databases such as Informix. Please show us some sort of effort, meaning why did your reporting didn't work? Did you get any error messages? Did you created a connection to the database? Did you select tables while desinging a new report?.....
You have to tell us what went wrong and where before we even help you.
Yes you can create reports using VB but that needs a programing.
You can use other methods (Tools) such as InetSoft Style, Datavision, Altova, IBM Cognos etc to generate reports.
Hope this helps and hope you help us by explaining your exact problem.
it says "buffer too small for string or missing null byte", this is when i run the program im using vb.net and going on to add windows form and then crystal reports and connecting it 2 access 2003 thanks
im creating system using vb express edition 2008 and now in the step of creating the report.
but i am confused as i dont know which way to use.
is it crystal report?
if so, do i need to download the CR first?
Use the Report Viewer To create the Report. click on > sign and than click on Design new report. Add the data source e.g customerbindingsource and choose your field name which you want to display on the screen and you are done