How to Change Crystal Report Formatting for Different Customers - Part 1
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Published: 21 Aug 2008
In this article, Eric shows us how to give the same report a different style for your different customers with minimal involvement from the developer. After providing a brief overview and requirements specification, he outlines the formatting options with the help of source code and screenshots. Toward the end of the article, Eric demonstrates how to set different styles for your application and also provides the relevant project which you can download and work on.
by Eric Landes
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One of the issues I have heard discussed is how to create different looks for the same report.  When creating reports for different customers, sometimes you may need to display the same crystal report, but with different formatting.  This can apply for commercial software development groups and internal groups. Many companies have their own standard colors that internal/external documents should conform to.  We will look at how we can create one Crystal report and then deploy it to the customer with different formatting options.   

We assume familiarity with how to create Crystal Reports and format them. The reader should know how to create reports and design them in Crystal Reports .NET. We also assume that there is some familiarity with programming in .NET languages. The examples for this article will be in C#.

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