1332907 - Report being exported to PDF format using the Crystal Reports for Eclipse 1.x runtime, errors with the exception: PdfExporter: caught Exception in PDFFormatter.finalizeFormatJob

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1332907 - Report being exported to PDF format using the Crystal Reports for Eclipse 1.x runtime, errors with the exception: PdfExporter: caught Exception in PDFFormatter.finalizeFormatJob

Symptom

  • Attempting to export a report to Adobe PDF format using the Crystal Reports for Eclipse 1.x runtime results in an exception.
  • The exception indicates "PdfExporter: caught Exception in PDFFormatter.finalizeFormatJob"

Environment

  • Windows 2003
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0
  • Crystal Reports for Eclipse version 1.x

Reproducing the Issue

Using the Crystal Reports for Eclipse runtime version 1.x attempt to export a report to PDF format that has the "Repeat Group Header on Each Page" option enabled.

Note: This does not occur if this option is enabled in a subreport.

Cause

When the "Repeat Group Header on Each Page" is enabled for a group in a main report the Crystal Reports for Eclipse 1.x runtime is unable to correclty format the PDF document which results in an exception.

Resolution

  • Updating the application to use Crystal Reports for Eclipse version 2.x runtime will resolve the issue.
  • The most recent updates to the Crystal Reports for Eclipse runtime can be freely downloaded from the SAP SDN Website. 
    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/crystalreports-java

Keywords

KBA , BI-DEV-JAV , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - Java , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports, version for Eclipse 1.0