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.Net SDK Login example for OpenDocument?

I'm looking for a quick example of logging into the CMS from a webpage using the .Net 4.0 SDK, and then simply opening a document using the URL call (I believe that's called OpenDocument by SAP).  Only requirement I really have is that it NOT take the user to the BI LaunchPad Login Screen.

I'm having a terrible time finding the correct DLL's to add into my project as references, I don't see a BusinessObjects.Enterprise or a CrystalReports.Enterprise, although there are a few DLL's out there that look promising, I can't find one that allows me to create a session or a login.

Anyone know how to do this?  If you have a little 10 line example, that would be ideal.  I could even go with a hack to create a session/login if I have to, but would rather do it correctly.



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    Jun 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM

    Hello Matt,

    I haven't had a chance to test it myself, but creating a logon token for OpenDocument in BI 4.0 should be the same as creating one for BOE 3.1. Kbase article 1201982 - How to create a logon token using the .NET SDK for use in OpenDocument has the code that should work. You'll have to be logged into the Service Marketplace (SMP) to view the KBA. I'll post the code here just in case.

    There are some changes you'll have to account for. OpenDocument is now set up as a different application, so the base URL may be different.


    'Add the following refernces to the project.

    'Add the following Name space to the top of the code page.
          Imports CrystalDecisions.Enterprise

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

    'Enterprise Session Manager Variables
          Dim ceSessionMgr As New SessionMgr
          Dim ceSession As EnterpriseSession
          Dim ceToken As String

    'Enterprise Credential Variables
          Dim apsUser As String = "<User ID>" 'Valid User ID
          Dim apsPassword As String = "<Password>" 'Valid User Password
          Dim cmsName As String = "<InfoviewServer>" 'Server running OpenDocument
          Dim apsAuthType As String = "secEnterprise" 'Authorization Type

    'URL Reporting Report Variables
          Dim ceEnterpriseService As EnterpriseService
          Dim ceInfoStore As InfoStore
          Dim ceReportObjects As InfoObjects
          'Report is being hard coded in this example.
          'You can use other approaches to populate the reportid variable.
          'Your reportid values will be different.
          'Choose a valid report ID. The 'World Sales Report' reportID may not be 306 on your system
          Dim reportid As String = "306" ' - basic report, no parameters
          Dim sQuery As String

    'Create Logon Token for use with Open Document method
          'logon to Enterprise
          ceSession = ceSessionMgr.Logon(apsUser, apsPassword, cmsName, apsAuthType)

    'create the security token for this logon
          ceToken = ceSession.LogonTokenMgr.CreateLogonTokenEx("", 30, 100)

    Catch err As Exception
          'error logging on
          lblError.Text = err.Message
          End Try

    'Use Logon Token to build URL to view report with Open Document method
          'Logon with the token
          ceSession = ceSessionMgr.LogonWithToken(ceToken.ToString)
          ceEnterpriseService = ceSession.GetService("", "InfoStore")
          ceInfoStore = New InfoStore(ceEnterpriseService)

    'Use query to confirm report is in crReportObjects collection
          sQuery = "Select * From CI_INFOOBJECTS Where SI_ID=" + reportid
          ceReportObjects = ceInfoStore.Query(sQuery)

    'check for returned reports
          If ceReportObjects.Count > 0 Then

    'Business Objects Enterprise 3.1 Open Document URL
          Response.Redirect(" http://<InfoviewServer>/OpenDocument/opendoc/opendocument.aspx?token=" + ceToken + "&iDocID=" + reportid)

          'no objects returned by query
          Response.Write("No report objects found by query <br>")
          Response.Write("Please click <a href='Default.aspx'>here</a> to return to the start page.<br>")
          End If

    Catch err As Exception
          Response.Write("There was an error: <br>")
          Response.Write(err.Message.ToString + "<br>")
          End Try
    End Sub

    I hope this helps!


    Dan Kelleher

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      Thank you. I think my major struggle was trying to do this on my client machine with the SDK installed, whatever I tried, it wouldn't recognise the namespaces or references. I finally tried creating it on the server iteself, and then it was happy.

      Thanks again.