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1197001 - How to view an RPT file based on a universe using the Report Designer Component

Symptom

How do I view an RPT file based on a universe using the Report Designer Component (RDC)?

It is desired to view a Crystal Reports document based on a universe using the RDC in a customized application.

Cause

This is a known limitation of the RDC. The RDC does not have any functionality to connect to Enterprise to access a universe.

Resolution

To workaround the behavior, access the universe using Query as a Web Service. Report from it as an XML source since the RDC can refresh XML data sources.

Keywords

universe, rdc, report, rpt, view, , 2222772 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2