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    Crystal Reports and ActiveX

    I am not able to place an ActiveX Control usint Crystal ActiveX Report Viewer Control 11.0 on my version of Alpha Five v9.

    I can draw a rectangle but no box displays after selecting the Crystal Viewer control.

    I am looking at the OLE Automation Object Browser and selected the Crystal ActiveX Viewer Control 11.0 and selecting the Properties, Methods, Events, Constants, Types all are blank.

    Any ideas how to get them to show up ?

    My OS is Win 7 64bix and Crystal Developer XI. The controls are loaded in default directory:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Business Objects\3.0\crystalreportviewers11\ActiveXControls

    This is my first connection to Crystal Reports. Need to have access to the rpt fiels.... about 45 from legacy system.

    Note: I have Access 2007 loaded and can place the same ActiveX Control on a blank MS Access form.

    Also Can somebody share code and instructions to link a Crystal Report within an Alpha Form/Browse would be helpful.

    Last edited by harrison4411; 03-15-2010, 03:22 PM.

    Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

    Hi Harrison,

    If you can link directly to the data source, why cant you build your report from the linked table?
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


      Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

      I need to use Crystal not redevelope the reports in Alpha.


        Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

        Anybody have ideas why Crystal XI controls not showing up ?

        FYI, found info to code for viewing

        "The most important task with the Crystal Report Viewer Control is to specify a report and display it at runtime. This is easily handled with the ReportSource property and the ViewReport method.

        Private Sub Form1_Load()

        Dim report As New CrystalReport1

        CRViewer1.ReportSource = report


        End Sub

        In this example, assigning the report and displaying it in the Report Viewer is handled when the Form containing the Report Viewer object is loaded into the application. A reference to the report is first obtained in the form of a Report object representing a Crystal Report Designer Component that has been added to the Visual Basic project.

        ReportSource is a property of the Report Viewer's CRViewer object which corresponds directly to the Crystal Report Viewer Control added to the project. In this case, that control has been named CRViewer1. The ReportSource property can accept a report in the form of a Report Object exposed by the Report Designer Component or the Crystal Web Reports Server.

        Finally, the ViewReport method is called. This method has no parameters and has the job simply of displaying the specified report inside the Crystal Report Viewer Control.


          Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

          I don't know if this will be much help but ...

          I was curious about the Crystal Reports control and thought I'd take a quick look. Well, as you probably know, it's not a quick install but I downloaded the 30 day evaluation package and installed it.

          Since it's a later version than you are using, it may be comparing apples and oranges, but there are differences. The major ones are that (a) there are (by comparison with your graphic) a couple of additional controls that get installed. (b) For the main controls (Crystal Report Control and Crystal Report View Control) the methods, events, types and constants all display, though I have no way of knowing if the list is complete.

          So, why not try with the later version?


            Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

            Oh and I should mention, I was testing with A5 V10 as I no longer have V9 installed on that machine.


              Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

              Originally posted by Finian Lennon View Post
              Oh and I should mention, I was testing with A5 V10 as I no longer have V9 installed on that machine.
              Thanks for testing. Can you try with version XI instead of version Crystal Reports 8.


                Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

                As far as I can see, only one version is available for download in an evaluation version and that's Crystal Reports 2008 V2. I don't have access to any other version.


                  Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

                  I downloaded Crystal XI Release 2 hoping it will work with Alpha Five v9. It didn't solve the problem.

                  I have reported this as a bug in v9.

                  Thanks for looking into this.



                    Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

                    To complete your tests, you should download Alpha 5 v10 and try Crystal there. If it works, then you know what the solution is. If it doesn't, Alpha will fix it for v10 but I would think you're out of luck with v9.


                      Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

                      Same issue in Alpha Five v10. Crystal Reports XI not working in v9 and v10.


                        Re: Crystal Reports and ActiveX

                        Crystal XI v2 with Alpha v10 also not showing properties for the objects. My OS is Win 7 64 bit. Its strange that I can see the activex but Alph doesn't show the properties, methods. Don't know what else to try.