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Crystal Reports with MysqlDirect .Net ?
Posted: Fri 08 Jul 2005 19:56
Is Crystal Reports supported by the MysqlDirect .Net provider? Maybe I miss something but I didn't find how to use the report designer with mysqldirect components?
could someone point me out some documentation or clues ?
Posted: Sun 10 Jul 2005 14:51
There is an example called 'Crystal' in demo projects which are distributed with installation package. It demonstrates common practices of using MySqlDirect .NET data provider with Crystal Reports components.
Posted: Sun 10 Jul 2005 15:37
Thanks for pointing me this demo
Actually, I was looking for a way to directly use ado .net provider in databases sources ou crystal data sources (with the database manager of vstudio). This is not possible, right ?
I guess the easiest way to get a dataset1.xsd is to get a valid dataset from the code and some mysqldirect connection and then write out the schema with dataset.WriteXMLSchema() ?
Posted: Mon 11 Jul 2005 08:38
It is true, the only way to work with Crystal Reports is using .xsd schema. You can generate it with dataset.WriteXMLSchema() method or in design-time using 'Generate DataSet' verb of DataAdapter component.
Posted: Tue 12 Jul 2005 02:16
I'm considering trying XtraReports (www.devxpress.com
) which appears to support .NET data binding more directly (both at design and run time)--though I'm having trouble testing it because of the oldValue design time bug right now... hopefully this new release (3.0) will solve that problem.
Posted: Tue 12 Jul 2005 06:31
thanks for the idea (url: http://www.devexpress.com/Products/Net/XtraReports/
another reporting tool is Active Reports: http://www.datadynamics.com/Products/Pr ... uct=ARNET2
Yet, I only test crystal reports till now (since it's provided with visual studio)
but I will appreciate any comment or suggestion for some better tool, or "better" integrated with mysqldirect