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Crystal Report hosted on BI Platform : Generating PDF response using .NET Application

Hi Team,

We have Crystal Reports 2013 Reports hosted on a BI Platform. And, we are trying to download pdf format of the Reports for a custom application, using Restful Webservices.

I am able to authenticate using ADSSO, download a valid X-SAP-Security-Token, and explore the details of folders and reports hosted on our BI Platform using /infostore URLs.

Now, as per the community responses, I need to create an Instance of Report, and pass this InstanceID to below URL

~/biprws/infostore/<instanceid>/rpt/export?mime_type=application/PDF

But, on trying to create instance ID by passing Report ID, I get an error :

The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found

I am stuck here, can someone help?

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    Jan 04 at 06:05 PM

    Unfortunately, the RESTful Web Services SDK does not work with "classic" Crystal reports such as Crystal 2013. It only works with Crystal for Enterprise reports. So, you'll have to use the Java SDK or OpenDocument instead. OpenDocument, I believe, has a way for you to open a report as a PDF instead of generating an instance prior to opening the report. You can find the 4.2 OpenDocument documentation here: https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_BUSINESSOBJECTS_BUSINESS_INTELLIGENCE_PLATFORM/4.2/en-US. Look for "Viewing Documents Using OpenDocument".

    -Dell

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