1293388 - How to add a subreport inside another subreport in Crystal Reports?

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1293388 - How to add a subreport inside another subreport in Crystal Reports?

Symptom

  • How to add a subreport within a subreport?
  • Can we add a subreport in another subreport?
  • How to include a subreport inside another subreport in Crystal Reports?
  • Unable to add a subreport within another subreport in Crystal Reports.

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016
         
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.2

Cause

  • By design, and for performance reason, it is not possible to add a subreport within another subreport.

Resolution

  • In some situation, a potential workaround is to insert in the subreport, an OpenDocument link to another report.
  • This is not like having a subreport within a subreport, as the data will not display on the report, but it enable you to hyperlink the report to another report.
  • For more information on how to use OpenDocument, see the attached document: Viewing Documents Using OpenDocument

Keywords

CR, sub report, multiple subreports , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Attachments

xi4_opendocument_en.pdf