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Error in formula <Record_Selection> This field name is not known.

I'm have a very frustrating time getting this report to work.

Version CR: 11.5 R2A SP6 (11.5.3700)

I am adding a new report to a well established application developed in VB 2005.

The application is using the CR SDK to accomplish most things.

My form (crptInsulationReportSummary) is connected to a SQL Server 2008 data source.

While in development mode I can select the "Main Report Preview" tab and see that the report is connected properly and that data shows up in the report.

When the application is run the following occurs in the order presented:


call PrintInsulationReportSummary()


     InsulationSummaryReport.RecordSelectionFormula = ...

     InsulationSummaryReport.SetDataSource( ...

The code for the above routines is pasted below.

It seems very simple and straightforward, however no matter what I try (I've even deleted the report and started from scratch) I keep getting the following error depicted in the image below.

I'm not getting an error, per se, just a blank report, but when I dig through the object this is what I find.

Let me know if you need any more information.

Thank you.

Tim Caldwell

(contents for above calls)

Public Class clsInsulationReportSummary

    Public Shared dsInsulationReportSummary As DataSet

    Public Shared Sub InitializeDataSet()

        dsInsulationReportSummary = New DataSet


    End Sub

  End Class

    Private Sub PrintInsulationReportSummary()

        Dim InsulationSummaryReport As CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument

        InsulationSummaryReport = New crptInsulationReportSummary



            InsulationSummaryReport.RecordSelectionFormula = " ({vBOMInsulationReportSummary.head_order_nbr} = 'SDJ120123-17')"


        Catch ex As Exception

            MessageBox.Show("Error Generating Report: StackTrace:" & ex.StackTrace())

        End Try

        Dim CrystalReportViewerForm As New frmCrystalReportViewer

(set break point here)          CrystalReportViewerForm.CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = InsulationSummaryReport


        CrystalReportViewerForm.Show() 'With Logging

        InsulationSummaryReport = Nothing

    End Sub

Public Class CrystalReportsHelper

    Shared Function DatabaseIntializationLion(ByRef Rpt As CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument) As Boolean

        Dim crtableLogoninfos As New TableLogOnInfos()

        Dim crtableLogoninfo As New TableLogOnInfo()

        Dim crConnectionInfo As New ConnectionInfo()

        Dim CrTables As Tables

        Dim CrTable As Table

        With crConnectionInfo

            .ServerName = "Lion"

            .DatabaseName = "QWright"

            .UserID = "xxxxxxxxxx" (x'd out for security)

            .Password = "xxxxxxxxxx" (x'd out for security)

        End With

        CrTables = Rpt.Database.Tables

        'Loop through each table in the report and apply the

        'LogonInfo information

        For Each CrTable In CrTables

            Select Case CrTable.Name

                Case "vENG_BomGen_LineDetail", _

                     "vENG_BomGen_Costing", _

                     "vENG_BomGen_Costing_Forecast", _

                     "vLineDetailInnerJoinBomGenCosting", _

                     "vLineDetail", _

                     "vCoilAttributes", _


                    crtableLogoninfo = CrTable.LogOnInfo

                    crtableLogoninfo.ConnectionInfo = crConnectionInfo


            End Select


        Return True

    End Function

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  • Best Answer
    May 17, 2012 at 09:16 PM

    The following is weird in your code:


    InsulationSummaryReport.RecordSelectionFormula = " ({vBOMInsulationReportSummary.head_order_nbr} = 'SDJ120123-17')"



                InsulationSummaryReport.RecordSelectionFormula = " ({vBOMInsulationReportSummary.head_order_nbr} = 'SDJ120123-17')"




    So, as the code runs, it looks like you set a record selection formula before any data is passed to the report. Then you pass in a dataset. Then you logon to a database, thus passing in data from a database.

    Either use a dataset, or a database connection. Once you've decided which, set the selection formula. E.g.; the general flow would be:

    Load report

    Connect to database (via ApplyLogOnInfo or dataset, but not both)

    Apply the selection formula

    View / print / export the report

    - Ludek

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    • Hello Timothy

      Many thanks. I actually feel quite guilty for not thinking of that issue in the 1st place. It's an old issue that comes up rarely - not sure why it comes up for some unlucky souls and not others. But I'm glad it's working now.

      Happy coding,

      - Ludek