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XL Reporter Start Up Failed - "Report Initialize" Description (667)

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I use SAP B1 2007 PL34. I'm trying to execute an XL reporter report and I got this message

"An Error Occurred During The Process "Report Initialize". Description(667) metainfo.XML not Found! (Please contact the administrator to fix the repository connection) XL reporter Start Up failed"

Afterwards the report open but had just the headers. I already searched through the forums but I only saw Description (666) errors, How can I resolve this ?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2009 at 02:51 PM

    Hi,

    In order to resolve the reported issue, please try the following solution:

    1. Please make sure that (a)Microsoft® .NET Framework 1.1 and (b) Microsoft® MDAC 2.7 or higher is installed in the machine, where you are running XL reporter if you have both .Net 1.1 and .Net 2.0 is installed then please refer to note no. 898635.

    2. Once the error message popped up, please kill all processes of SBO and XLR, then restart. Try to see if the message still exists.

    3. Goto Excel and check if the Macro Settings is correct as per note 853821.

    4. Check the authorization of the folder C:Program FilesSAPSAP Business OneAddOnsXLRXLReporter to see if users have right to edit document in that folder.

    5. If still you have the same issue, could you please copy a healthy Metainfo.xml from your workstation where the XL reporter is working fine to the workstation where you are facing the issue. After modifying the Database info in the Metainfo.xml file, execute XLR again.

    Note: The Metainfo.xml file should be available in the following location :

    C:Program FilesSAPSAP Business OneAddOnsXLRXLReporter.

    hope it helps,

    Regards,

    Ladislav

    SAP Business One Forum Team

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    Posted on Jan 08, 2009 at 08:24 PM

    Hi,

    The error message indicates wrong installation or version mismatch. It is happening on one or all Clients?

    Thanks,

    Gordon

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2009 at 07:32 AM

    What Excel version are you using? Vista is not very friendly with XLR. You probably need quite a few times of try and error to solve the problem. Make sure you have .Net Framework 1.1 installed.

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      I am using Excel 2003 version, my XL Reporter is Version 8.0.13.Windows vista comeswith .Net Framework 2.0 installed, I have now installed version 1.1, so effectively I have both versions runing.

      I also noticed the following message when I close the blank report design 'Run-time error `91`:

      Object variable or With block variable not set'

      Based on the above error message,I have also extracted the exceldotNET20XLR.zip file(as recomended by Note 918188) to direct the system to usethe .Net Framework version 1.1 to run but the problem still persists.

      Thanks

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2009 at 09:19 AM

    Thanks guyS, this last post by Ladislav fixed the problem.

    Regards

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    Posted on Oct 28, 2010 at 02:39 PM

    See this link to solve easily the issue:

    [XL Reporter MetaInfo.xml not found;

    Regards

    YTO

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