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Old October 14th, 2003, 11:46 PM
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Default Crystal Report Database Connection

I got many reports to be viewed in the crystal report.
I'm not sure which database connection to be used for the link.
I will be using a lot of view sql.

1) Which of the database connection best fit to many reports.

2) For Ado.NET, will it allow more than 1 table or 1 view in a dataset?
How to update the dataset if I update or add fields in the sqlServer?
I've been noticed that the dataset will not auto-refresh or update if
I add field in the sqlServer.

Please Help.

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hey i'm going to do same way probably...

i been thinking about using:

sql data adapter

so i think :

fill a dataset with data from the data source, and upddate the data source with any changes made in the dataset.

this.sqlDataAdapter.Fill(this.ds, "Name of Table");
Meanwhile you can add a DataGrid etc....
using commands like delete,insert,select

So basically reading Data with the DataSet looks like:

- fill the dataset with data
- access tables, rows and columns in the dataset

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

public static void Main()

SqlConnection thisConnection = new SqlConnection

@"DataSource=(local);Integrated Security=SSPI;" + "Initial Catalog=northwing");

SqlDataAdapter thisAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter;
("SELECT CustomerID, ContactName FROM Customers"; thisConnection);

DataSet thisDataSet = new Dataset();

thisAdapter.Fill(thisDataSet, "Customers");
foreach(DataRow theRow in this DataSet.Tables["Customers"].Rows)
  Console.WriteLine(theRow["CustomersID"] + "\t" + theRow["ContactName"]);

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Hi Tedy,


I'm using a lot of 'View' from Sql 2000.
1) Can I use multiples 'View' in one dataset (ado.net)?
or Only one view allowed in one dataset?

2) I will have use more than 10 *.rpt for crystal report connected to sql 2000. eg. If I hv 10 *.rpt to be viewed in 10 pages and using ADO.Net; Do I need to have 10 Dataset as well?

Please Assist me, Thanks a lot.


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