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CR2008: Links in subreports


with CR2008/.NET 2.0 it does not seem possible to have links (HTTP or else) in subreports. They exist, but you can't click them.

The following is a report that illustrates the issue:

What can I do to fix it? It worked in older versions (8.5) of Crystal Reports.



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    Posted on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:52 PM

    Make sure you are on SP 3 for CR 2008:

    Then, have a look at the kbase [1352591 - Custom hyperlinks do not work in CrystalReportViewer for Visual Studio .NET|].

    Also, don't forget to use the seach box at the top right corner of these pages to do your own searches.


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    • So I ran the report in .NET using CR 2008 SP2 and SP 3 with FP 3.1 and in both instances the link works just fine.

      What is the exact version of CR you are using? What is the version of .NET? What ADAPT number are you referring to in the release notes re. this being an issue?


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    Posted on Oct 27, 2010 at 06:41 AM

    Hi again,

    I had a further look into this issue and the complaint I got about the links in subreports is actually related to the "drill down" functiontality.

    In CR2008, we disabled "drill down" in our report viewer application, because it usually confuses users when they click on a sub report, since the original report will then "disappear" and they don't know how to get back.

    However, in order to open links in subreports, you need to first drill down to the subreport, so that is why "clicking" them is not possible in our application.

    So I need to re-phrase my question: Is it possible to make links in subreports clickable without drill down enabled? Actually, I believe that it is rather counterintuitive if users have to open a subreport first in order to click a link.

    Best regards,


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