Crystal Reports - field question

Short of using ODBC to directly talk to the database I don't think it is possible. Fields are "sent" to Crystal via .DBF files which are created by a Progress routine in Vantage. You only get the fields someone at Epicor decided were needed when they wrote the extract. An exception would be VB form fields which if named just right (see help) can "appear" in the list of fields available but there are a few steps (like re-verify the database in Crystal) that are required for the new VB form fields. There has been many a time when I could not figure out how a particular field could possibly have been left out.

-Todd C.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Schmidt [mailto:kathyschmidt@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 10:04 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Crystal Reports - field question



How do you add fields (that are not listed in the database fields of the
report) to Vantage Crystal reports. I would like to add the tracker
field to the Miscellaneous Shipment Packing Slip.

Also, can you increase the size of a field? I have a description field
that is only bringing over 25 characters and I would like to bring over
35 characters.

Thanks.


Kathy Schmidt
MIS Administrator
The Freeman Company
kathyschmidt@...

Ph: 605-665-7456
Fx: 605-665-7882



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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
How do you add fields (that are not listed in the database fields of the
report) to Vantage Crystal reports. I would like to add the tracker
field to the Miscellaneous Shipment Packing Slip.

Also, can you increase the size of a field? I have a description field
that is only bringing over 25 characters and I would like to bring over
35 characters.

Thanks.


Kathy Schmidt
MIS Administrator
The Freeman Company
kathyschmidt@...

Ph: 605-665-7456
Fx: 605-665-7882