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Dec 28, 2015 at 04:51 PM

Unable to upload/publish crystal report to BI Platform


Dear Experts, Our cyrstal report users encounter an error while publishing/adding crystal reports to Enterprise BI Platform. The error is

'This error occurred: Adding Crystal Report "Report_Name.rpt" failed. The report contains a desktop data source connection that cannot be saved to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform. To save the report to BI Platform, open it in the SAP Crystal Reports designer application and set the data source location to a BI Platform connection.'

This error occurs for all the reports the user/administrator try to publish to the BI Platform. Here are the steps followed to publish the report -

  1. I am logged on to the BI Launchpad
  2. I navigate to my favorites folder
  3. I click on add new document
  4. I select from local file
  5. I point to the locally stored crystal report (already run and tested in CR as working)
  6. I go to upload and I receive error message
  7. I have tested to see if it is the report itself but this does not appear to be the case.

SEE Error screen shot attached.

Please advice the root cause and solution to fix this error.

Thank you.