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Crystal Reports SQL criteria question

Crystal Reports SQL criteria question

Crystal Reports SQL criteria question

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Hi! This is my 1st post and obviously I'm here because I need help. I do plan on contributing though.

On to my question. I am using Crystal Reports 6 to write a simple report containing 1 group. The details section within this group contains a number of fields. My criteria I wish to impose within SQL before the report is run is to filter each group that contains a certain value within one of these fields.

It looks something like this:

(Group #1)
xxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxx
xxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxx
xxx aaa xxxxx xxxxxxxxx

The (aaa)s would be the key, once it is identified, I need the group either suppressed (within CR, but I know it is impossible to surpress an entire group) or filtered out through the SQL query.(my only solution)

Here is a clip from my SQL query, I've read through every SQL and Crystal Reports book I could get my hands on. SAP_Transports."SAPServer" being the field that the value is contained in.

SELECT
Help_Desk."Problem #", Help_Desk."Client ID", Help_Desk."Subject ID", ASAPTRAN_."CLIENTNO", SAP_Transports."Transport No", SAP_Transports."Transport Date", SAP_Transports."Pstatus", AP_Transports."SAPServer", SAP_Transports."CurrStatus"

FROM
"_SMDBA_"."Help Desk" Help_Desk, "_SMDBA_"."_SAPTRAN_" ASAPTRAN_, "_SMDBA_"."SAP Transports" SAP_Transports

WHERE
Help_Desk."Problem #" = ASAPTRAN_."CASE" AND ASAPTRAN_."TRANSPNO" = SAP_Transports."Transport No" AND ASAPTRAN_."TRANDATE" = SAP_Transports."Transport Date"

ORDER BY
Help_Desk."Problem #" DESC, ASAPTRAN_."CLIENTNO" ASC, SAP_Transports."Transport No" ASC, Help_Desk."Subject ID" ASC, Help_Desk."Client ID" ASC

I know I've got to set an Alias and remove it from there, then compare the two(Union), but I can figure it out on my own with the referneces and lack of help my office is providing me with.

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
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RE: Crystal Reports SQL criteria question

Hi Chris,

If I'm understanding your question, you just need to filter before calling Crystal. This is how I did it(assumes you have your SQL string in ReportSQL$):

Dim Report As New PeopleDetail

Option Explicit
______________________________________________
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset

If Len(ReportSQL$) = 0 Then
MsgBox "Recordset not selected yet. Use the Query form first"
Unload Me
End If

'Use this SQL statement to select the records to use
rs.Open ReportSQL$, _
"DSN=" & DSN$ & ";", adOpenKeyset
Report.Database.SetDataSource rs

'CRViewer1.Name = "Test Name"
CRViewer1.DisplayGroupTree = False
CRViewer1.ReportSource = Report
CRViewer1.ViewReport

End Sub

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