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Scheduling to a Specific Format

The location of the output format setting is slightly strange in that it really is only relevant in the context of scheduling, so it might make more sense in the ISchedulingInfo interface, but instead its found in the IReport interface. The IReport interface is obtained by casting from an IInfoObject interface. The following code obtains the IReport interface for an InfoObject:






IInfoObjects results = iStore.query("SELECT SI_ID FROM CI_INFOOBJECTS WHERE" +

 " SI_NAME=World Sales Report AND SI_INSTANCE=0");

IInfoObject infoObject = (IInfoObject) results.get(0);



IReport report = (IReport) infoObject;


After this interface is obtained, there are many methods available. The following sections focus on the relevant settings for scheduling.

To set the output format, call the getReportFormatOptions method, which returns an IReportFormatOptions interface. With this interface, the setFormat method can be called that accepts a member of the CeReportFormat enumeration. The following values are allowed:

  • CeReportFormat.CRYSTAL_REPORT: The default value, keeping the report in its native format
  • CeReportFormat.EXCEL: Microsoft Excel format
  • CeReportFormat.EXCEL_DATA_ONLY: A variation of the Microsoft Excel format, which exports the data from the report without the formatting
  • CeReportFormat.PDF: Adobe PDF format
  • CeReportFormat.RTF: Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • CeReportFormat.TEXT_CHARACTER_SEPARATED: Character separated value (CSV) format
  • CeReportFormat.TEXT_PLAIN: Plain text format
  • CeReportFormat.TEXT_PAGINATED: A variation of the plain text format that adds pagination
  • CeReportFormat.TEXT_TAB_SEPARATED_TEXT: Tab-separated text format
  • CeReportFormat.WORD: Microsoft Word format

The following code snippet schedules a report to Word format:






IReport report = (IReport) infoObject;

IReportFormatOptions format = report.getReportFormatOptions();

format.setFormat(IReportFormatOptions.CeReportFormat.WORD);

iStore.schedule(results) ;



Part I. Crystal Reports Design

Creating and Designing Basic Reports

Selecting and Grouping Data

Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data

Understanding and Implementing Formulas

Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

Part II. Formatting Crystal Reports

Fundamentals of Report Formatting

Working with Report Sections

Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps

Custom Formatting Techniques

Part III. Advanced Crystal Reports Design

Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting

Using Subreports and Multi-Pass Reporting

Using Formulas and Custom Functions

Designing Effective Report Templates

Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports

Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data with Crystal Reports

Part IV. Enterprise Report Design Analytic, Web-based, and Excel Report Design

Introduction to Crystal Repository

Crystal Reports Semantic Layer Business Views

Creating Crystal Analysis Reports

Advanced Crystal Analysis Report Design

Ad-Hoc Application and Excel Plug-in for Ad-Hoc and Analytic Reporting

Part V. Web Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise

Using Crystal Enterprise with Web Desktop

Crystal Enterprise Architecture

Planning Considerations When Deploying Crystal Enterprise

Deploying Crystal Enterprise in a Complex Network Environment

Administering and Configuring Crystal Enterprise

Part VI. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Reports Components

Java Reporting Components

Crystal Reports .NET Components

COM Reporting Components

Part VII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Crystal Enterprise Viewing Reports

Crystal Enterprise Embedded Report Modification and Creation

Part VIII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Professional

Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Professional Object Model

Creating Enterprise Reports Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part I

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

Appendix A. Using Sql Queries In Crystal Reports

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

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Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
ISBN: 0789731134
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
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