There are situations when we want to export Crystal reports to .xls format programmatically in C#. In these situations we can use ExportOptions for export the Crystal Reports to .xls format. Also we have to set ExcelFormatOptions and ExportFormatType.Excel . In the following example you can see how to export a Crystal Reports as a Excel format file.
All C# Crystal Reports Tutorial in this website is based on the following database - crystaldb. So before you begin this section , please take a look at the database structure of crystaldb - Click Here C# crystaldb
If you are new to Crystal Reports and do not know how to create Crystal Reports from C# , please take a look at the section step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C#.
In this section we are using our earlier program step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C# for pull data from database to Crystal Reports . Before we start this section take a look at the step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C# .
Here we are generating a Crystal Report from Product table and export the report content to an Excel format file.
Select the default form (Form1.cs) you created in C# and drag two buttons (Button1, Button2 ) and a CrystalReportViewer control to your form.
You have to include CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine in your C# Source Code.
Copy and paste the following source code and run your C# project
cryRpt.Load(PUT CRYSTAL REPORT PATH HERE\\CrystalReport1.rpt");
The Crystal Reports file path in your project files location, there you can see CrystalReport1.rpt . So give the full path name of Crystal Reports file like c:\projects\crystalreports\CrystalReport1.rpt
When you run this program you will get the Excel file (csharp.net-informations.xls) in your computer's C: