Multicolumn Pictures in Crystal Reports

Hello guys, its been a while since a posted something on this blog. I was working on this project where an item can have as many pictures as possible, as part of the requirement , a report was to be generated to show the item information and its pictures ( in a multicolumn way).

Below are the steps to show pictures in crystal reports (Note that the the data type used is image and hence using datasets as the data source for the reports, the picture can easily be dragged onto the report)

1. To start, the picture is dragged to the detail section of the report as shown in the picture below

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2. Then right click on the “detail section” tab and choose the “section expert” as shown in the picture below

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3. In the dialog box that appear, make sure the “details” section is selected and on the right hand side, on the “common” tab make sure “Format with Multiple columns “ is checked. The move to the “Layout” tab, make the required changes and make sure in the “printing direction” section you select “across” and down.

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4. You are now done, with the reports, run you program and something as shown in the picture below should be shown.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 37 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 149 views. The most popular post that day was CREATING JASPER REPORTS WITH DYNAMIC IMAGES.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were jasperforge.org, en.wordpress.com, google.co.in, google.com, and stackoverflow.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ireport dynamic image, netbeans mdi, objects in a jtable, +java +netbeans +mdi, and jasper report image.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

CREATING JASPER REPORTS WITH DYNAMIC IMAGES July 2009
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2

Creating MDI Applications in Java Using Netbeans March 2009
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3

CHARTING WITH JASPER REPORTS August 2009
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4

Populating a JTable with a Collection (List) May 2009
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5

TABLEMODEL AS DATASOURCE IN JASPER REPORTS November 2009
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