1204219 - How to add a database field to a subreport at runtime using CR XI Release 2 In-Proc RAS

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1204219 - How to add a database field to a subreport at runtime using CR XI Release 2 In-Proc RAS

Symptom

How to add a database field to a subreport at runtime using Crystal Reports XI Release 2 In-Proc RAS.

Resolution

You can use the following .NET code to add a database object to a subreport using CR XI Release 2 SP 2 In-Proc RAS. In-Proc RAS is available after installing CR XI Release 2 Service Pack 2.
 
.NET Code:
 
Imports CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ClientDoc
Imports CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers
Imports CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataDefModel
Imports CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
 
        Dim boSubreportClientDocument As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers.SubreportClientDocument
        Dim boParagraphs As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Paragraphs
        Dim boParagraph As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Paragraph
        Dim boParagraphElements As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ParagraphElements
        Dim boParagraphTextElement As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ParagraphTextElement
        Dim boFontColor As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FontColor
        Dim boFont As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Font
        Dim boSection As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section
        Dim boFieldObject1 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FieldObject
        Dim boFieldObject2 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FieldObject
 
        Dim boTextObject1 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.TextObject
        Dim boTextObject2 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.TextObject
        Dim boSection1 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section
        Dim boSection2 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section
        Dim boArea1 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Area
        Dim boArea2 As CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Area
        Dim m_crNetDoc As New CrystalReport1
        Dim m_RasDoc As ISCDReportClientDocument
        m_RasDoc = m_crNetDoc.ReportClientDocument
        boSection1 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section
        boSection2 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section
        boTextObject1 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.TextObject
        boTextObject2 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.TextObject

        boParagraphs = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Paragraphs
        boParagraph = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Paragraph
        boParagraphElements = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ParagraphElements
        boParagraphTextElement = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ParagraphTextElement
        'Set the text value for the text field
        boParagraphTextElement.Text = "This is newly added section in our report !!"
        boParagraphTextElement.Kind = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrParagraphElementKindEnum.crParagraphElementKindText
        'fix some wierd defaults and behavior by explicitly setting default font
        boFontColor = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FontColor
        boFont = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Font
        boFont.Bold = False
        boFont.Name = "Arial"
        boFontColor.Font = boFont
        boParagraphTextElement.FontColor = boFontColor
        boParagraphElements.Add(boParagraphTextElement)
        boParagraph.ParagraphElements = boParagraphElements
        boParagraphs.Add(boParagraph)
        boTextObject1.Paragraphs = boParagraphs
        boTextObject2.Paragraphs = boParagraphs
        'Now add it to the section
        boTextObject1.Left = 1
        boTextObject1.Top = 1
        boTextObject1.Width = 4000
        boTextObject1.Height = 226
        boTextObject2.Left = 1
        boTextObject2.Top = 1
        boTextObject2.Width = 4000
        boTextObject2.Height = 226
        boArea1 = m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportDefinition.ReportHeaderArea
        boArea2 = m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportDefinition.DetailArea
        'Set the properties for the section
        boSection1.Kind = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrAreaSectionKindEnum.crAreaSectionKindReportHeader
        boSection1.Name = "myheader"
        boSection1.Height = 1000
        boSection1.Width = 11520
        'Set the properties for the section
        boSection2.Kind = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrAreaSectionKindEnum.crAreaSectionKindDetail
        boSection2.Name = "mydetailsection"
        boSection2.Height = 1000
        boSection2.Width = 11520

        'Create the field object that we will add to the report and set all of its properties
        boFieldObject1 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FieldObject
        'Set which field to use for the data to be displayed
        boFieldObject1.DataSourceName = "{Orders.Order ID}"

        boFieldObject1.FieldValueType = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataDefModel.CrFieldValueTypeEnum.crFieldValueTypeInt32sField
        boFieldObject1.Left = 1 * 1440 '1440 twips per inch
        boFieldObject1.Width = 3 * 1440
        boFieldObject1.FontColor = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FontColor
        boFieldObject1.FontColor.Font.Name = "Arial"
        boFieldObject1.FontColor.Font.Size = 10
        boFieldObject1.Format.HorizontalAlignment = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrAlignmentEnum.crAlignmentLeft

        'Create the field object that we will add to the report and set all of its properties
        boFieldObject2 = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FieldObject
        'Set which field to use for the data to be displayed
        boFieldObject2.DataSourceName = "{Orders.Ship Via}"

        boFieldObject2.FieldValueType = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataDefModel.CrFieldValueTypeEnum.crFieldValueTypeStringField
        boFieldObject2.Left = 2 * 1440 '1440 twips per inch
        boFieldObject2.Width = 3 * 1440
        boFieldObject2.FontColor = New CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.FontColor
        boFieldObject2.FontColor.Font.Name = "Arial"
        boFieldObject2.FontColor.Font.Size = 10
        boFieldObject2.Format.HorizontalAlignment = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrAlignmentEnum.crAlignmentLeft

  ' Add a section to Report header
        m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportSectionController.Add(boSection1, boArea1, -1)
        ' Add a section to detail section
        m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportSectionController.Add(boSection2, boArea2, -1)
        m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Add(boTextObject1, boSection1, -1)
        m_RasDoc.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Add(boTextObject2, boSection2, -1)
        boSubreportClientDocument = m_RasDoc.SubreportController.ImportSubreport("report1", Application.StartupPath & "\report1.rpt", boSection1)
        'Get the first section in the details section
        boSection = boSubreportClientDocument.ReportDefController.ReportDefinition.DetailArea.Sections(0)
        boSubreportClientDocument.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Add(boFieldObject1, boSection, -1)
        boSubreportClientDocument.ReportDefController.ReportObjectController.Add(boFieldObject2, boSection, -1)
        CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = m_RasDoc.ReportSource

    End Sub

Keywords

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Product

SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2