1218361 - Error: "Object reference not set" when trying to open report in .NET

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1218361 - Error: "Object reference not set" when trying to open report in .NET

Symptom

An application uses the Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET (CR for VS .NET) 2003 as the reporting development tool. When the application attempts to open a report, the following error message appears:

"Error in File C:\<path to temp folder>\temp_<guid>.rpt:

The request could not be submitted for background processing"

Subsequently, this error message appears:

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

Cause

This known issue has been assigned Track ID ADAPT00341441.

Resolution

Hot Fixes or Service Packs address this issue as indicated below. With the update(s), this issue has been resolved.

Unless indicated otherwise, Weekly Hot Fix updates from the FTP site have only been tested with English versions of our products.

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CAUTION:

Hot Fixes and Service Packs are not designed for OEM versions. Do not apply these updates if you are using an OEM version. To determine if you are using an OEM version, refer to the OEM Product Warning.

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Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET 2003

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For Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET 2003, the latest update for this issue is available on the Downloads area of our website.

This issue is addressed in the following components (and later versions):

  • Crpe32.dll, version 9.1.2.982, dated 12/21/2004

Monthly Hot Fixes and Service Packs

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To determine if this issue is also addressed in a Monthly Hot Fix or Service Pack for your Crystal product, search the readme file for the Track ID number (that is, ADAPTXXXXXXXX) in the latest Monthly Hot Fix or Service Pack.

Monthly Hot Fix and Service Pack readmes for Crystal products are found on the Downloads area of our website.

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NOTE:

Issues addressed on one operating system platform at the Weekly Hot Fix level may be addressed later on multiple operating system platforms (if applicable) at the Monthly Hot Fix and Service Packs level. For example, an issue only resolved on the Windows platform in a Weekly Hot Fix may be resolved later on UNIX platforms such as IBM AIX and Sun Solaris in future Monthly Hot Fixes or Service Packs for these platforms.

To determine if these issues are resolved in a Monthly Hot Fix or Service Pack on another platform, search for the Track ID number in the readme at the locations indicated above.

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See Also

For more information on the issues addressed in the Hot Fix or Service Pack, view the readme PDF or text file included in the ZIP or TAR file.

For more information on the different update types, refer to our Hot Fix and Service Pack FAQ.

Keywords

CR WHF 341441 REQUEST COULD NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR BACKGROUND PROCESSING Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Opening Report Error Message , c2016901 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Bug Filed

Product

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 9.1