1461742 - Blank database field in the Crystal Reports Windows viewer for VS .NET

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1461742 - Blank database field in the Crystal Reports Windows viewer for VS .NET

Symptom

  • Database field object is blank when a report is viewed in a Windows VS .NET application
  • This works in VS .NET 2003, using Crystal Reports 9.1
  • When upgraded to VS .NET 2005, crystal reports 10.2, the field object is blank
  • When the report is exported to PDF, or Crystal Reports file format, the field object is visible
  • Setting the section height to a height value of 300 makes the field visible, but results in unwanted report format

Reproducing the Issue

  • Format a database field object as Courier New 12pt
  • Set the section in which the field is placed to a height value of 240
  • Set the field object to a height value of 240
  • View the report in a Windows application using the Crystal Reports SDK for VS .NET

Cause

There is an issue with how this field is being rendered by the print engine

Resolution

  • Remove the database filed from the report section
  • Add a text field to the report section
  • Add the database field into the text field
  • This solution uses a different rendering path and the filed will now be visible

Keywords

KBA , BI-DEV-NET-SDK , .NET SDK / COM SDK , How To

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 10.0 ; SAP Crystal Reports 9.0 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2