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For Crystal Reports, how can I structure my XML and schema so it knows it can stream the data?

Hello. I'm writing a .NET C# client to dynamically compose XML data and return it to Crystal Reports using an HTTPS XML data source. Sometimes this will be a lot of data and, if possible, I would like for the user to see report data before all the data is returned. In your article Consume, Produce and Transform XML, it implies the XML can be structured for streaming, and the schema can be structured for streaming. Can you please advise how to do this so Crystal Reports will "Processes it with a “sliding window” over the XML" and display data before the entire XML is loaded (if this is possible)? Thanks

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  • Oct 12, 2016 at 08:41 PM

    Hi Dean,

    Not quite right.... You either save the XML file onto your shared folder on the WEB server for CR to access or using WSDL as the data source.

    Follow Ian's examples and it should explain it.

    And NO, you cannot show part of the report until the whole data has been read, CR used to be able to do that but changes in core architecture no longer allows it. The whole data source must be read first.

    Also, add/change the Main tag to

    SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio

    Also need to know what SDK package you are using?

    Don

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