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2057631 - Only the first page from a Multi-paged Crosstabs Within a Subreport is shown in the main report


When creating a multi-paged crosstab report within a main report and a subreport, the main report returns correctly but the subreport only shows the first page when viewed from the main report.


  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports, create a report off any data source.
  2. Add a multipaged subreport on the report.
  3. When previewing the report, only the first page is visible on the main report.


This is by design of the product. A subreport is an OLE object and cannot span across several pages.


  • Workaround 1:

Drill into the subreport to see all pages.

  • Workaround 2:

Insert a group on either the column field or row field. Then insert the cross-tab into the Group Header or Group Footer. This will work if the subsequent group level cross-tabs don't contain more columns than can fit on the page.


multipaged, crystal , incomplete , partial data , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013