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Crystal: Access to Enterprise via repository explorer using the SAP logon

Hi everybody,

I'm trying to access to the to the BO Enterprise server via the Repository Explorer in Crystal reports. When I click "Logon" a formular pops up, where I can enter my credentials.

Among the form fields there is also the drop down box, where I can choose my authentification method, e.g. Enterprise, LDAP, SAP. Unfortunately the SAP logon method does not work.

I'm wondering about the formular does not change its appearance, after choosing the SAP authentification. Normally I would expect, that I have to define a system number or system-id as it happens in the SAP logon screen to InfoView.

Anybody knows how that does make sense?

Thanks for helping on that issue!


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    Posted on Sep 04, 2009 at 07:40 PM

    Hello Sebastian,

    If you have defined one of your SAP systems as the default system in CMC | Authentication | SAP | Options then there is no need to enter the sys ID and Client when loggin in from Crystal Reports to Enterprise repository using SAP authentication.

    Alternatively, if you have imported users from multiple SAP systems, then you can enter your user name in Crystal Reports in the following format as sidclnt\user_name. so even though the CR does not offer system ID and client fields for logon you can still logon to any system and client you choose using the format above such as prod100\user1.

    I hope this helps.



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      Hi Ingo and Mike,

      thank you for your quick reaction. The problem is solved now.

      I used the prod~100\user1.

      In the field system the CMC still has to be entered.

      Authentication: "SAP"

      Thank you and have a nice day!


  • Posted on Sep 04, 2009 at 10:53 PM


    InfoView is offering separate fields for the System ID and the Client. Crystal REports Designer doesn't. You can use the following syntax:

    <System ID>~<Client number>/<user ID>.

    for example



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