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can .net run/view Crystal report using Business View Manager layer

Heard that Visual Studio.net with BOE/Crystal SDK's cannot handle a Crystal Report that is using the BOE Business View Manager layer to abstract complexity of data sources.

I have a VB.net viewer that can handle Crystal reports that do not go through this layer, but it fails on those that use this layer. Maybe I need a smarter viewer?

Running such a report in the Crystal 11 designer client, I am prompted for Central Management Server id and password (and a dynamic connect choice of test or prod DB defined by Business Manager layer) before rendering report. I have tried (without success so far) to establish a CMS session before calling the viewer, but even if I get this to work, perhaps I am wasting my time if the SDK's cannot handle a report using Business Manager layer.

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  • Posted on Jul 17, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    A Crystal Report that uses a Business View needs to be published and managed in Enterprise. The Enterprise .NET SDK can easily preview a report that is published to BusinessObjects Enterprise.

    You'll want to look at our [SDK Library |http://devlibrary.businessobjects.com/BusinessObjectsXIR2SP2/en/devsuite.htm]on Diamond. Plus, check out [code samples|https://boc.sdn.sap.com/codesamples].

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    Posted on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Thanks for pointing out problem is installation of SDK. For reasons unknown to me, I have multiple versions of dll's on workstation and by creating reference to different version I was able to successfully open an enterprise session.

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