Crystal Reports from XML File
In this section you can see , creating a Crystal Reports from XML file instead of database . This is very similer to creating Crystal Reports from database , the only difference is to sslect the data source as your XML file.
Here we are creating an XML file name is Product is XML file the same structure of the Product table in the sample Database Structure.
The basics of Crystal Reports creation provided in previous tutorials , if you dont have much knowledge in Crystal Reports , take a look at the tutorial step by step Crystal Report before start this section.
The change happen only from previous report , when you select Data for Crsyatl Report , you have to select Create New Connection - Database Files and select the XML file you want to generate Crystal Reports (In this case you select the Product.xml ).
Select all the fields from Product and click finish button
Now the designer part is over . Next step is to select the default form(Form1.vb) and add a Button and Crystal Reports Viewer to the Form.
Put the following vb.net source code in your form and run the program .
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.