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Can you run webservices using IIS if so how please!!! Thank you.

I am trying to pull in the AD user / login name to a crystal report which I can do except my company only uses crystal reports viewer 2013 for all users to access reports which does not refresh so I can not use that to limit the report unless I can connect through a server connection to the CR BOXI R2 server CMS / repository to use those functions. However I can not get the connection set up because I keep getting errors about the web service server context not being correct. I have installed many times but did not install or configure this server. It looks like they have installed the .net sdk and are using IIS. I normally use tomcat? I need to get this done I have been troubleshooting and working on this for a while and I am drawing to the deadline. Am I out of luck? Thank you for anything you can share.

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  • Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    I don't have an XI r2 system available that I can look at but, if I recall correctly, the web services were NOT installed with the .NET version of the websites on IIS - they were only installed with the Java/Tomcat version of the websites. The .NET/IIS websites were missing a number of the features that the Java/Tomcat websites had.


    I believe the .NET version did have OpenDocument, though, so you could use OpenDocument calls to view/refresh reports. However, I don't know where the documentation for that version might be found - it looks like they've finally taken down the old XI r2 documentation site (or at least I can't connect to it right now....) at http://devlibrary.businessobjects.com/BusinessObjectsXIR2/en/devsuite.htm.

    You would use the regular .NET SDK to connect to the server to get the session - I have examples available on my website at www.dellstinnett.com/sample_code.html. Be aware, though, that the XI r2 SDK only works with VS 2005 - it will NOT work with anything newer than that. You could also use the regular (non-web service) Java SDK which would only be limited by the version of the Java Runtime you have - I don't think it works with anything newer than Java 1.4 or 1.5, but I'm not absolutely certain.

    -Dell

    Message was edited by: Dell Stinnett-Christy

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