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Is there an SDK to integrate Web/Desktop Intelligence reports into a winforms .Net applicatoin?

According to this" target="_blank">http://devlibrary.businessobjects.com/BusinessObjectsXI3/en/diagrams/bosdks_overview_12_en.pdf">this document it doesn't look like there is.

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  • Posted on Jun 09, 2008 at 01:30 PM

    You will need to develop a web application to view the webi/deski documents.

    You can use the Opendocument call, which is the easiest:

    http://technicalsupport.businessobjects.com/KanisaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=http--supportbusinessobjectscom-communityCS-TechnicalPapersNoNav-bexir2opendocumentpdfasp&sliceId=&dialogID=7912058

    You can check out the developer library:

    http://devlibrary.businessobjects.com/BusinessObjectsXIR2SP2/en/devsuite.htm

    You will find samples/code under the Report Engine section as well as the BusinessObjects Enterprise SDK section for viewing a webi document.

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  • Posted on Jun 09, 2008 at 01:39 PM

    Web Intelligence and Desktop Intelligence documents published to Enterprise can be viewed in various different formats, including HTML (with included JavaScript), Excel and PDF.

    Unfortunately, unlike for Crystal Reports, there's no WinForms viewer for those document types.

    One can view Desktop Intelligence documents using the Desktop Intelligence client - programmatic control of the client is via the Desktop Intelligence Reporter SDK, that is COM-based.

    With XI 3.0, you can view Web Intelligence documents using the Web Intelligence Rich Client - but currently, there's no public API to integrate with the client (there is a experimental one based on Java here: http://labs.businessobjects.com/extension_points/default.asp).

    Options with WinForms apps - embed IE and use the OpenDocument as suggested by Jason, or retrieve and display in PDF format (but you would lose the interactivity afforded by the HTML view).

    Sincerely,

    Ted Ueda

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Thanks for the info.

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