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1557033 - ReportAppFactory.OpenDocument() method throws an error “failed to find an available report application server”.


  • Using the ReportAppFactory.OpenDocument() method to open a Crystal Report using a managed Report Application Server (RAS).
  • Error is thrown: Failed to find an available Report Application Server.



Development Machine:

  • Crystal Reports 2008 SP0.
  • SBOP Enterprise XI 3.1 .NET SDK Runtime SP3.
  • Visual Studio 2008.
  • Web Application using C#.

BusinessObjects Enterprise Server:

  • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 SP3.
  • .NET Framework 3.5.


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1


ReportAppFactory.OpenDocument() throws error; failed to find an available report application server; .NET SDK, BusinessObjects, 3.1, XI, RAS , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem

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