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Passing Parameter out from Crystal Report 8.5 Hyperlink to VB.net .exe application

Passing Parameter out from Crystal Report 8.5 Hyperlink to VB.net .exe application

Passing Parameter out from Crystal Report 8.5 Hyperlink to VB.net .exe application

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Hi, Everyone:

I am working on a crystal report and want to create a hyperlink which will trigger a .exe application and passing the hyperlink value to the application.

The problem is I am not sure the exact syntax of passing parameters through hyperlink.

In my crystal report, I have a {Customer.CustomerID} field, right click-> Format Field -> Hyperlink tab -> File X2 icon -> I put something like: F:\report\sales\CustomerTracker.exe&" "&{Customer.CustomerID}

It gave me the error message "Can not find the specific file". Obviously, there is something wrong in the hyperlink formula. Anyone has a idea of the correct syntax of passing parameter out?

It works fine if I just call the .exe from hyperlink by only putting in the .exe file location F:\report\sales\CustomerTracker.exe , it will start the application without parameter.

Thanks!

RE: Passing Parameter out from Crystal Report 8.5 Hyperlink to VB.net .exe application

In case you can't make this work in Crystal alone, One of the 3rd-party Crystal Reports viewers listed at http://kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html allows you to use a double-click inside a report section to call another application and pass to it parameters based on a formula placed within that section. The formula doesn't need to be visible.

hth,
- Ido

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