Running reports in an Access database  
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daniel kurtz





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We've put an ASP.NET front end on a little Access application... we're wondering if there are any tools that would allow us to access and produce the reports that are defined in the database. Office automation is not an option. Can anybody suggest a direction to begin looking

daniel




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Paul P Clement IV





PostPosted: Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, Running reports in an Access database Top


Unfortunately Access reports only function through Microsoft Access. In any event I wouldn't recommend using automation with any of the Office apps through ASP.NET since their threading model is not designed for this type of environment.

I would recommend converting the Access reports to Crystal Reports (or another third party product called ActiveReports), which can then be generated and displayed in the ASP.NET environment.



 
 
daniel kurtz





PostPosted: Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, Running reports in an Access database Top

Yea, that's the conclusion I've reached after snooping around the net for a while. Looks like the VS-version of CR doesn't have a report import/conversion feature though.