Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:18 AM
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These things look about the same to me. Is there any reason I should use one over the other?

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Old 12-30-2008, 08:10 PM
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An rpt is the equivalent of a Crystal Report and requires SQL Server for full features (supposedly), unless of course you have Crystal Report software. In which case, you can go crazy with the report and the rpt file that it creates can be used in VS.

An rdlc is basically the same thing but instead of being executed by SQL Server they are executed by the server on which your application is running (aka the .NET framework). It's not as powerful as an rpt but they are database independant, royalty free, and more or less "built in" (you do need to install the DLLs separately on the host that will run it, which can be an issue with some shared hosts, but should be fine). This is the least powerful of the options available to you, but the simplest to use and deploy, with the least amount of restrictions. If you do not have Visual Studio Pro or SQL Server then the rdlc is your only option.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:48 AM
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The report I'm trying to generate is extremely simple, so the simple option should be fine. Basically I'm just trying to use the report as a means to print a document. I can't figure out how to add text to the report at runtime. I don't have a "data source", I just want to put the equivalent of a VB label on the report that says "Hello world." (haha) Can someone point the way to doing something as simple as that with the rdlc?

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If you're only interested in a document, why not just make a txt/doc/rtf file instead?
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:34 AM
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Txt file looks too crappy. Doc file would be fine, but I don't know how to create/print programmatically.

The print feature of the reporting tool is great!

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:54 PM
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Well, you could just print once you opened the document. I've never used an rdlc, maybe someone else can help you; otherwise, perhaps start a new thread.
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Difference between Microsoft Report Viewer and Crystal Report Viewer
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