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Nov 04, 2013 at 04:27 AM

Crystal Reports 2008, VS 2008 SAP BI & IIS 7



- Iam developing a web reporitng application in .net using vs 2008. the report is based on SAP BI data. it has to be published on IIS 7.

- Being new to SAP environment, i need guidance on the issue of connectivity between vs 2008 & SAP on runtime.

- At present the i have created a test report on ZBOARD table of SAP BI. It works fine in preview mode. However when run in debug mode of vs2008, a "Load Report Failed" error is displayed.

- i have tried setting report source using smart tags & also hard coded the report source but the error is still displayed.

The development environment is as follows

OS Windows 7 x86 IIS 7

Crystal Reports 2008 developer v12.1.0.892

Visual Studio 2008 v9.1.210228.8

The complete code behind .aspx file is as follows

Imports CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine
Imports CrystalDecisions.Shared

Partial Class _Default
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Private Sub ConfigureCrystalReports()

Dim reportPath As String = Server.MapPath("~/CrystalReport2.rpt")
myCrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = reportPath
End Sub

Protected Sub Page_Init(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Init
End Sub

- I have seen may posts & articles but nothing specific. Majority point towards access rights but iam working in development environment with all admin rights.

- Moreover i have seen VS 2005 walkthroughs for DB connectivity but all of them are database specific to SQL Server.

- What is need is specific information as on how to solve this issue.

Many thanks in advance

M. Bilal Khan