Email a Crystal Reports from VB.NET
For Email a Crystal Reports , we have to export the Crystal Reports in any of the File Format available in Crystal Reports and then Email it.
All Crystal Reports programming samples in this tutorials is based on the following database (crystaldb) . Please take a look at the database structure before you start this tutorial - Click here to see Database Structure .
After export the Crystal Reports as a PDF file , the next step is to email that file . For that here we are using System.Web.Mail . We have to provide the necessary information to configuring SmtpMail client and send the exported file as attachment .
Select the default form (Form1.vb) you created in VB.NET and drag two buttons (Button1, Button2 ) and CrystalReportViewer control to your form.
Select Form's source code view and import the following :
Put the following source code in the button click events
cryRpt.Load("PUT CRYSTAL REPORT PATH HERE\CrystalReport1.rpt")
The Crystal Report is in your project location, there you can see CrystalReport1.rpt . So give the full path name of report here.
Before you run this programme , you have to provide the necessary SMTP informations , that is your HOSTNAME , FROM ADDRESS and TO ADDRESS to the SMTP client.
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