Creating a Report
in
Visual Studio 2008
In this section, you
create a report that
draws its information
from the sample
Microsoft Access
database that ships
with Crystal Reports.
To create a report
with secure data
from the Your
database follow
these steps .
1. In Solution
Explorer, right-
click the project
name that is in
bold type, point
to Add, and then
click Add New
Item.
2. In the Add New
Item dialog box,
in the
Templates view,
select the
Crystal Report
template.
3. In the Name
field, enter the
name
"MyReport.rpt" and
click Add.

  1. In the Create
    New Crystal
    Report
    Document panel
    of the Crystal
    Reports Gallery
    dialog box, select
    Using a Report
    Wizard .
  2. In the Choose an
    Expert panel,
    select Standard,
    and then click OK.
  3. In the Available
    Data Sources
    panel of the
    Standard Report
    Creation Wizard
    window, expand
    the Create New
    Connection
    folder.
  4. From the
    subfolder that
    opens, expand
    the ODBC (RDO)
    folder.
  5. In the ODBC (RDO)
    window, select
    the correct ODBC
    DSN entry for
    your version of
    Crystal Reports
    as explained in
    ODBC DSN Entry
    for Xtreme
    Sample Database
    , and then click
    Finish.
    The ODBC (RDO)
    folder expands
    and shows the
    Xtreme Sample
    Database.
  6. Expand the
    Tables node, and
    then double-click
    the <your table >to move the
    table to the
    Selected Tables
    panel, and then
    click Next.
  7. Expand the
    <your table>,
    and then CTRL-
    click <list of colum>.
  8. Click the > symbol
    to move these
    fields into the
    Fields to
    Display panel,
    and then click
    Next.
  9. In the Available
    Fields panel,
    under Report
    Fields, double-
    click
    <any one column> to
    move the field
    into the Group
    By panel, and
    then click Finish.
    The
    MyReport report is
    created and
    loaded into the
    main window of
    Visual Studio.
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