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Project deployment issue (please help if you can)

Post Author: craibuc

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I've developed an application that is intended to simply the InfoView interface for our user community. I need to be able to deploy this application and its dependencies (i.e. assemblies) in a single IIS virtual folder--the group that manges our shared IIS environment doesn't support installations to the GAC. While this application (details below) works well on my workstation, I'm encountering a number of issues when I try to deploy it in our shared environment. Is this possible? Is so, what assembilies are required? Is there any documentation on this?

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

Craig Buchanan

Application specifics:

"ASP.NET Web Application" using Visual Studio 2005 (SP1)

uses the 'Visual Studio Development Server', not IIS

BusinessObjects XI .Net SDK (11.5.3300.0)

the BO assemblies' Copy Local setting is set to true

assembilies include: CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.Desktop.Report,CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.Framework,CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.InfoStore,CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.PluginManager,CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.Viewing.ReportSource,CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers,CrystalDecisions.Web

the Crystal Reports Viewer components have been added to a subdirectory of the project (aspnet_client\system_web\2_0_50727\crystalreportviewers115)

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    Posted on Feb 20, 2008 at 09:34 PM

    Post Author: Argan

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    Hi Craig,

    I believe this was answered in your other post.

    For an Enterprise app you may be able to get away with using the merge modules or prebuilt msi, but the documented way is to do a custom server install of the Enterprise cd, unchecking everything but the .NET SDK.

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    Posted on Feb 21, 2008 at 03:26 PM

    Post Author: craibuc

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    Thanks for the assistance.

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    Posted on Feb 21, 2008 at 03:36 PM

    Post Author: craibuc

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    I was able to remove a major roadblock to my deployment by adding the assembilies contained in the ..\Business Objects\Common\3.5\managed directory to my project's BIN folder. I probably don't need all of these assemblies, but I haven't had a chance to determine the which are required.

    The two remaining issues:

    the CrystalImageHandler.aspx file can not be located--I suspect that I can alter the path accordingly in the web.config file.

    the CrystalReportsViewer instance is not created by the page that contains the viewer. this is probably a result of the COM Interop issue that was mentioned as a reply to my thread earlier.

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    Posted on Feb 26, 2008 at 06:39 PM

    Post Author: craibuc

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    It appears that the viewer can only be deployed as unmanaged code.

    I solved this issue by using URL reporting (openDocument.jsp). I use the BO .Net SDK to dynamically display folders and objects within folders. I also use the SDK to create the URL to open the report (or instance) using the openDocument functionality (essentially leveraging InfoView's installation).

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    Posted on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:02 PM

    Post Author: Argan

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    Having the dlls in the bin folder of the project is completely unsupported.

    I am glad you got it working, but if you ran into any issues and called in for support you would not be assisted until you deployed using the Enterprise CD. Just an FYI.

    Good luck with your project!

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