- Hyperlink to files do not work.
- Hyperlinks to files are removed in the PDF document.
- Exporting report from Crystal Reports to PDF format that contains hyperlinks to files, does not export the hyperlinks.
- SAP Crystal Reports 2013
- SAP Crystal Reports 2016
- SAP Crystal Reports 2020
Reproducing the Issue
- In Crystal Reports, create a report on any data source.
- Add database fields or text objects on the report.
- Add a hyperlink to a file on a field or text object.
- Export the report to PDF Format.
- When opening the PDF document, the hyperlinks are not available.
- PDF document can be viewed on any platform, and since there is no cross-platform representation of file hyperlinks in PDF format, the hyperlink to files are removed when exported to PDF Format.
- This is by design, hyperlinks to files are not exported to PDF Format, and there is no workaround.
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