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Is it possible to embed a report held on crystal server into a separate web application?

May 04, 2017 at 08:42 AM


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We're developing a web interface for a company to monitor and correct incoming data from third parties, then preview the report output before being distributed to their own clients. We've made a prototype with the reports being generated as Crystal Reports through the ASP MVC C# application.

The client already has a Crystal Server for some internal reporting, we're wondering if we can hook into that so that all Crystal Reports are stored in the same place and save on duplication. We would need to expose a preview of the report in our application and then export the reports from the Crystal Server in PDF and Excel formats ready to be distributed.

Is that possible? I've found very little on the subject.

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Denis Konovalov
May 04, 2017 at 11:35 AM

With Crystal SDK and opendoc and sinse you already coding using ASP - yes, this should be possible.

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Don Williams
May 04, 2017 at 08:51 PM

No, not with Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, it no longer has access to a BOE/CRS server.

There is however and BOE/CRS .NET SDK package you can download from Service Market Place. Go to, log in and then you can find it there.

Removing the CR for VS tag


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