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Vitalware Release Notes

ADO Reports Vitalware 3.0

Document Version 1

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Contents

S E C T I O N 1 ADOReports 1 

Note 1 

S E C T I O N 2 CrystalReports 3 

How to create a Crystal ADO Report 3 How to modify a Crystal Report to use ADO instead of ODBC 11 

S E C T I O N 3 MicrosoftExcel 21 

How to create an Excel Report using the ADO RecordSet 21 How to create an Excel Report with nested tables using the ADO RecordSet 32 

S E C T I O N 4 Registryentries 39 

Index 41 

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ADOReportsReportgenerationandperformancehavebeenimprovedwithVitalware3.0anditisnowpossible toreportdirectly toanOpenDatabaseConnectivity (ODBC)datasourceandtoanActiveXDataObjects(ADO)RecordSetobject,bypassingtheODBCfilteringprocess.

Thenewreportoptionsare:

CrystalReports:reportdirectlyinODBCformat,bypassingtheODBCfilteringprocess.

CrystalADO:reportusingADORecordSetsforCrystal(whichareaccessibleviaCrystal'sADOconnector).

MicrosoftADO:reportusingADORecordSetsforMicrosoftproducts.

CrystalandMicrosoftreports(Excel,PowerPointandWord)whichcurrentlyconnecttoanODBCdatasourcecanbemodifiedtouseanADORecordSet.ItremainspossibletocreatereportsbyconnectingdirectlytoanODBCdatasource.

NoteThisdocumentassumes familiaritywithReportcreation inVitalware.FulldetailsaboutReportCreationareavailableintheVitalwareHelp:WorkingwithVitalwarerecords>Reports.

S E C T I O N 1

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CrystalReportsCreating a Crystal Report using the new ADO RecordSet is similar to creating aCrystalreportwithadirectODBCconnection.Themaindifferencesareinselectingthedatasource.Thisdocumentdescribesthedifferences.

HowtocreateaCrystalADOReportInVitalware:

1. Searchfororotherwiselistagroupofrecordsonwhichtoreport.

WhendesigningaCrystalADOreporttherecordsinyourinitialrecordsetmusthaveavalueineachfieldtobeincludedinthereport.Ifnot,thefieldnamewillnotappearinthelistofavailablecolumns.Oncethereportisdefined,itdoesnotmatterifarecorddoesnothavevaluesineveryfieldincludedinthereport.

2. ClickReports intheToolbartodisplaytheReportsbox.3. ClickNewintheReportsbox.

TheReportPropertiesboxdisplays.4. EnteradescriptivenamefortheReportinthetoptextfield.5. SelectCrystalADOReportfromtheTypedroplist:

S E C T I O N 2

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6. OntheFieldstab,addthefieldstobeincludedinthereport.Inthisexamplethefieldsselectedare:

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7. Makechangesontheothertabsasrequired.SeetheVitalwareHelpfordetailsaboutsettingasortorder,sortoptions,andsecurity.

8. ClickOK.ThenewreportisaddedtotheReportsbox.

9. IntheReportsbox,selectthenewreportandclicktorunthereportforthefirsttime.Amessagewilldisplayindicatingthatyourreportdoesnotexistontheserver.ThisistobeexpectedasthereporthasnotyetbeenbuiltinCrystalReports:

10. ClickYes.

An xml file is generated and savedwith the data from your record set. Thelocationofthisfilecanvary,buttypicallyitcanbefoundin:C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\e[modulename]Forexample,areportruninthePartiesmodule,willsavethexmldatafileto:

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C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\epartiesTheCrystalReportsDesignerapplicationwillopen.

11. OntheStartPageoftheCrystalReportsDesigner,selectBlankReportundertheNewReportsheading‐OR‐SelectFile>New>BlankReportintheMenubar.TheDatabaseExpertboxdisplays:

12. Double‐clickCreateNewConnectionandclick besideADO.NET(XML):

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Thefollowingscreenwilldisplay:

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13. ClickthebuttonbesidetheFilePathfieldtolocateandselectthexmldata.xml

filecreatedwhenthereportwasfirstrun(Step9).SeeStep10fordetailsofthelocationofthexmldata.xmlfile.

14. ClickFinishtoreturntotheDatabaseExpert:

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FieldvaluesfromthePOSmodulearecontainedinthetablecalledrow.15. SelectrowandaddittotheSelectedTablespane:

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16. ClickOK.The Crystal Report Designer displays, ready for you to design your Crystalreport.SeetheVitalwareHelpfordetailsofdesigningaCrystalReport.

It is importantnot tomove thexmldata.xml fileas thiswill causeproblemswhensharingthereportwithotherusers.

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HowtomodifyaCrystalReporttouseADOinsteadofODBC

TomodifyaCrystalReporttouseADOratherthanODBC:

1. OpentheReportPropertiesdialogueforthereport.2. SelectCrystalADOReportfromtheTypedroplist:

Thefieldsforthisreportare:

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Twotablesaregeneratedinthisreport.

3. ClickOKandrunthereport.CrystalwillcreatetheADOrecordsetandthefollowingerrorwilldisplay:

4. Open the Crystal report in the Crystal Report Designer and select the

Database>SetDatasourceLocationmenuoption.TheSetDatasourceLocationdialoguewilldisplay:

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5. SelectCreateNewConnection in theReplacewithpaneandclick beside

ADO.NET(XML).Thefollowingscreenwilldisplay:

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6. ClickthebuttonbesidetheFilePathfieldtolocateandselectthexmldata.xml

filecreatedwhenthereportwasrun.Thelocationofthisfilecanvary,buttypicallyitcanbefoundin:C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\e[modulename]Forexample,areportruninthePartiesmodule,willsavethexmldatafileto:C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\eparties

7. ClickFinish.YouarereturnedtotheSetDatasourceLocationdialogue:

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NextitisnecessarytomapfieldsfromtheoldODBCdatasourcetothenewADORecordSet.Inthisexampletherearetwotablestomapandonesub‐report.

8. Tomap theoldODBCPOS fields to thenewPOS table, clickepos_csv in theCurrentDataSourcepaneandthenclicktherowtableintheReplacewithpane.TheUpdatebuttonwillbeenabled.

9. ClicktheUpdatebuttonandtheMapFieldsdialoguewilldisplay:

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Fieldswiththesamenamewillbemappedautomatically.

10. UnchecktheMatchtypecheckboxtorevealmorefieldsintheUnmappedFieldspane:

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11. CompletemappingfieldsintheUnmappedFieldspane.

In thisexamplewemapepos_key toepos_key andirn toirnbyselectingbothfieldstomapandclickingtheMapbutton.Oncemapped,fieldswillbemovedtotheMappedFieldspane:

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12. ClickOKwhenallfieldsaremapped.

YouarereturnedtotheSetDatasourceLocationdialogue.13. Repeatthemappingprocessforallfields(inthisexample,mappingfieldsinthe

SalOrder_csvtabletotheADOtableSalOrdersRef_tab):

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14. OnceallfieldshavebeenremappedinalltablesclickClose.

YouarereturnedtotheCrystaldesignwindow.Ifyourefreshreportdataatthisstageandyouhaveasub‐reportobject,youwillprobablyreceiveanerrorregardingsub‐reportlinks,e.g.:

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ClickOKtoopentheRecordSelectionFormulaEditor.Changethelinkkeyfieldused by the old ODBC table to the link key field referenced by the ADORecordSet:

Thereportshouldnowworkcorrectly.

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MicrosoftExcel

The following examples demonstrate how to create a basic Excelreport using VBA. Please note that it is not the intention of thisdocumenttoteachVBA.Excel2013wasusedtocreatethesereports.

HowtocreateanExcelReportusingtheADORecordSet

WithODBCdatasourcesthereisanoptioninExceltoopenaconnectionwithoutwritingVisualBasiccode.ThisisnotthecasewhenmakingaconnectiontoanADOrecordsetanditisnecessarytowriteVBcode.

S E C T I O N 3

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Step1:CreateanewreportinVitalwareThisfirstexampleisasimplereportonsinglevaluefieldsfromthePOSmodule.TheVBAcodeprovidedinthisexamplewillautomaticallypopulateheadingsandrowdataforeachcolumnselected.

InVitalware:

1. Searchfororotherwiselistagroupofrecordsonwhichtoreport.

2. ClickReports intheToolbartodisplaytheReportsbox.3. ClickNewintheReportsbox.

TheReportPropertiesboxdisplays.4. EnteradescriptivenamefortheReportinthetoptextfield.5. SelectMicrosoftADOReportfromtheTypedroplist:

6. OntheFieldstabaddthefieldstobeincludedinthereport.

Fieldsselectedinthisexampleare:

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7. Makechangesontheothertabsasrequired.

SeetheVitalwareHelpfordetailsaboutsettingasortorder,sortoptions,andsecurity.

8. ClickOK.ThenewreportisaddedtotheReportsdialoguebox.

9. SelectthenewreportandclickReportAlltorunthereportforthefirsttime.Amessagewilldisplayindicatingthatyourreportdoesnotexistontheserver.ThisistobeexpectedasthereporthasnotyetbeenbuiltinExcel:

10. ClickYes.

An xml file is generated and savedwith the data from your record set. Thelocationofthisfilecanvary,buttypicallyitcanbefoundin:C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\e[modulename]Forexample,areportruninthePartiesmodule,willsavethexmldatafileto:C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\KESoftware\Reports\eparties

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MicrosoftExcelwillopenwithablankworksheetasfollows:

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EnsurethatExcelissetupcorrectly

IftheDevelopertabdoesnotdisplayintheRibbon:

1. ClickFile>Options>CustomizeRibbon.2. WithMainTabsselectedfromtheCustomizetheRibbondroplist(1),selectthe

Developercheckbox(2):

Inordertorunthemacrosthatwewillcreatewithourreports,weneedtoensurethattheSecuritylevelinExcelisappropriate:

1. OntheDevelopertab,click .2. Enableallmacros:

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3. ClickOKtoclosetheTrustCenter.

4. OntheDevelopertab,click .Thefollowingscreendisplays:

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5. EnsurethattheMicrosoftActiveXDataObjectsLibraryisavailable:5.1. SelectTools>ReferencesintheMenubar

IntheReferences–VBAProjectdialoguethatdisplays,makesurethatthefollowingcheckboxischecked:

5.2. ClickOK.

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Step2:DesignthereportinExcel1. Double‐clickSheet1intheVBAProjectpane:

2. CopyandpastethefollowingVBcode:Sub OpenAdoFile() Dim RecordSet As ADODB.RecordSet Dim Worksheet As Excel.Worksheet Dim h As Long Dim col As Long Dim datarow As Long Dim source As String ' Get the persisted record set source = Environ("LocalAppData") & "\KESoftware\ Reports\epos\xmldata.xml" Set RecordSet = New ADODB.RecordSet RecordSet.Open source, "Provider=MSPersist" ' Get the active page to send the data to Set Worksheet = ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet Application.Visible = True ' Put out all of the column headers col = 1

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ListColumnNames Worksheet, RecordSet, col ' Print out all the row data While Not RecordSet.EOF col = 1 datarow = datarow + 1 For h = 0 To RecordSet.Fields.count - 1 Worksheet.Cells(datarow + 1, col).Value = RecordSet.Fields(h).Value col = col + 1 Next RecordSet.MoveNext Wend Worksheet.Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Select Worksheet.Columns.AutoFit Set RecordSet = NothingEnd SubPrivate Sub ListColumnNames(ByVal ws As Excel.Worksheet, ByVal rs As ADODB.RecordSet, ByRef col As Long) Dim i As Long ' Loop through the record set pulling out the column names For i = 0 To rs.Fields.count - 1 ws.Cells(1, col).Value = rs.Fields(i).Name col = col + 1 NextEnd Sub

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3. Double‐clickThisWorbook in the VBAProject pane and copy and paste thefollowingcode:Sub Workbook_Open()' Load up the ADO FileSheet1.OpenAdoFileEnd Sub

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4. SavethereportasmacroenabledanduploadittoyourVitalwarereport(page22)ontheReportTypetaboftheReportPropertiesbox.

WhenthereportisruninVitalware,anExcelreportisgenerated:

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HowtocreateanExcelReportwithnestedtablesusingtheADORecordSet

1. RepeatStep1:CreateanewreportinVitalware(page22).Forthisexample,thefollowingfieldswereselected.Notethetwonestedtables–SalOrdersRef_tabandIdentificationDetails:

2. InExcel,click ontheDeveloperstab.3. Double‐clickSheet1intheVBAProjectpane:4. CopyandpastethefollowingVBcode:

Sub Read_XML_Data() Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset Dim Worksheet As Excel.Worksheet Dim i As Long Dim j As Long Dim source As String Dim datarow As Long

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Dim saverow As Long Dim lastrow As Long Dim col As Long ' The next declaration is a little odd. Its needed in cases where the entire value ' of a nested table is blank. In these cases it is necessary to force a number of columns to be skipped when printing ' out field values. Oddly, as long as a nested table has at least one value, then there is no issue. ' There is only a need to declare one variable for each nested table. ' In this example there are only two nested tables so two declarations are needed ' The value assigned to each variable will depend on the number of fields in that nested table. ' In this example the first nested table is the SalOrdersRef_tab, which has four fields, i.e. AppName, AppAddress, OrdProduct and OrdQuantity ' and the second nested table, i.e IdentificationDetails, has 2 fields, i.e. IdeIdentificationType and IdeIndentificationReference Dim firstnestedtable As Long Dim secondnestedtable As Long Dim nestedtablecount As Long firstnestedtable = 4 secondnestedtable = 2 nestedtablecount = 1 ' Get the persisted record set source = Environ("LocalAppData") & "\KESoftware\Reports\epos\xmldata.xml" Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset rst.Open source, "Provider=MSPersist" ' Get the active page to send the data to Set Worksheet = ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet Application.Visible = True 'Add column labels Worksheet.Cells(1, 1).Select ActiveCell.EntireRow.Insert Worksheet.Cells(1, 1).Value = "Record No" Worksheet.Cells(1, 2).Value = "IRN No" Worksheet.Cells(1, 3).Value = "Date Rec'vd" Worksheet.Cells(1, 4).Value = "Status"

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Worksheet.Cells(1, 5).Value = "Total" Worksheet.Cells(1, 6).Value = "Paid" Worksheet.Cells(1, 7).Value = "Applicant" Worksheet.Cells(1, 8).Value = "Address" Worksheet.Cells(1, 9).Value = "Product" Worksheet.Cells(1, 10).Value = "Qty" Worksheet.Cells(1, 11).Value = "Identification Type" Worksheet.Cells(1, 12).Value = "Id Value" col = 1 ' Start printing data from Row 3 datarow = 3 lastrow = datarow While Not rst.EOF col = 1 If datarow < lastrow Then datarow = lastrow End If For j = 0 To rst.Fields.Count - 1 If rst.Fields(j).Type = adChapter Then If rst.Fields(j).Value.BOF Then Worksheet.Cells(datarow, col).Value = "" If nestedtablecount = 1 Then col = col + firstnestedtable nestedtablecount = nestedtablecount + 1 ElseIf nestedtablecount = 2 Then col = col + secondnestedtable nestedtablecount = nestedtablecount + 1 End If Else If rst.Fields(j).Value.EOF Then Worksheet.Cells(datarow, col).Value = "" If nestedtablecount = 1 Then col = col + firstnestedtable nestedtablecount = nestedtablecount + 1 ElseIf nestedtablecount = 2 Then col = col + secondnestedtable nestedtablecount = nestedtablecount + 1 End If Else

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saverow = datarow ListNestedValues Worksheet, rst.Fields(j).Value, col, datarow, lastrow, saverow, nestedtablecount End If End If Else If IsNull(rst.Fields(j).Value) Then Worksheet.Cells(datarow, col).Value = "" Else Worksheet.Cells(datarow, col).Value = rst.Fields(j).Value End If col = col + 1 End If Next rst.MoveNext datarow = datarow + 1 nestedtablecount = 1 Wend 'Closing the recordset. rst.Close 'Release object from memory. Worksheet.Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Select Worksheet.Columns.AutoFit Set rst = Nothing End Sub Private Sub ListNestedValues(ByVal ws As Excel.Worksheet, ByVal rs As ADODB.Recordset, ByRef col As Long, ByRef datarow As Long, ByRef lastrow As Long, ByRef saverow As Long, ByRef nestedtablecount As Long) Dim i As Long Dim j As Long Dim startrow As Long ' Loop through a nested table pulling out the row values j = 0 startrow = saverow While Not rs.EOF Max = 1 j = col For i = 0 To rs.Fields.Count - 1

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' Don't print key values If rs.Fields(i).Name <> "SalOrdersRef_key" And rs.Fields(i).Name <> "IdentificationDetails_key" And rs.Fields(i).Name <> "epos_key" _ Then If IsNull(rs.Fields(i).Value) Then ws.Cells(startrow + 1, j).Value = "" j = j + 1 Else If rs.Fields(i).Type = adChapter Then ListNestedValues ws, rs.Fields(i).Value, j, datarow, lastrow, saverow, nestedtablecount datarow = startrow Else ws.Cells(startrow, j).Value = rs.Fields(i).Value j = j + 1 End If End If End If Next rs.MoveNext startrow = startrow + 1 Wend If (j > 0) Then col = j End If If startrow > lastrow Then lastrow = startrow End If nestedtablecount = nestedtablecount + 1

End Sub

5. Double‐clickThisWorbook in the VBAProject pane and copy and paste the

followingcode:Sub Workbook_Open()' Load up the ADO FileSheet1.Read_XML_DataEnd Sub

6. SavethereportanduploadittoyourVitalwarereport(page22)ontheReportTypetaboftheReportPropertiesbox.

WhenthereportisruninVitalware,anExcelreportisgenerated:

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RegistryentriesTheTypeRegistryentryindicateswhichexporttypetouseforeachreportrequest.

TheformatofthisRegistryentryis;

System|Setting|Reports|Type|Crystal CSV|value

value is0or1:

0 Generatesdataintheexistingformat.

1 GeneratesdatainthenewCrystalODBCformat.

Ifthisentryisnotpresent,avalueof0isassumed.

System|Setting|Reports|Type|Crystal ADO|value

value is0or2:

0 Generatesdataintheexistingformat.

2 GeneratesdatainthenewCrystalADOrecordset.

Ifthisentryisnotpresent,avalueof0isassumed.

System|Setting|Reports|Type|Microsoft ADO|value

where:

value is0or3:

0 Generatesdataintheexistingformat.

3 GeneratesdatainthenewMicrosoftADOformat.

Ifthisentryisnotpresent,avalueof0isassumed.

S E C T I O N 4

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Index

ADO Reports • 1

Crystal Reports • 3

E Ensure that Excel is setup correctly • 25

How to create a Crystal ADO Report • 3

How to create an Excel Report using the ADO RecordSet • 21

How to create an Excel Report with nested tables using the ADO RecordSet • 32

How to modify a Crystal Report to use ADO instead of ODBC • 11

Microsoft Excel • 21

Note • 1

Registry entries • 39

S Step 1 Create a new report in Vitalware • 22, 31, 32, 36

Step 2 Design the report in Excel • 28


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