How to Download Crystal Report for Visual Basic 6.0

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How to Download Crystal Report for Visual Basic 6.0
Using Crystal Reports, you can generate a report from Visual Basic 6. (stock report image by pearlguy from Fotolia.com)

Crystal Reports is included with Visual Basic 6 and allows the user to generate reports based on databases generated within Visual Basic. The method of installation varies depending upon which version of Visual Basic 6 is installed on the computer.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Visual Basic 6 CD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the required CD into the CD-ROM drive of the computer. Each version of Visual Basic 6 has the Crystal Reports installation file (Crystl32.exe) on a different disc, as follows:

    Visual Basic Professional or Enterprise: Disc 1

    Visual Studio Professional: Disc 2

    Visual Studio Enterprise: Disc 3

    The installation file is located in the "Common\Tools\VB" directory.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the installation file to begin the set-up process.

  3. 3

    Click "Yes" when the set-up program asks if you want to install Crystal Reports.

  4. 4

    Select where you would like the Crystal Reports application installed. The default directory is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common." If you would like to install to a different directory, click "Browse..." and navigate to the desired directory. Otherwise, click "OK." If the selected directory does not yet exist, the set-up program will ask if you would like it created. Select "Yes."

  5. 5

    After the set-up program finishes installing the software, it will display the message "Installation of Crystal Reports has been completed successfully." Click "OK" to exit the installation program.

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