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1592811 - Database Fields definition displays has: String[0] in Crystal Reports when reporting off SAP Tables

Symptom

  • Database Field length equal zero.
  • Field Explorer in Crystal Reports shows the size of the objects as: "String[0]". 
  • When reporting off SAP ECC, or ERP, from Crystal Reports, the fields returns no data.
  • In Crystal Reports, when connecting to SAP Tables, the database fields string length is equal to zero.
  • When inserting the database fields on the report, it returns no data.

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports, create a report off an SAP System using the connection: "SAP Table, Cluster or Function".
  2. Select a table from the "Data Dictionary" folder.
  3. In the "Field Explorer", the data type definition of the CHAR database fields is "String[0]".
  4. If you insert the database fields on the report, it returns no data.

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Cause

  • The SAP Integration Kit Transports imported into the SAP System does not match the version of Crystal Reports, or the SAP Integration Kit version installed.
  • Crystal Reports cannot communicate successfully with the SAP System, since the functions loaded on the SAP System doesn't match the version of Crystal Reports used.

Resolution

  • To resolve the issue, import the SAP Integration Kit Transports to the SAP Netweaver system that equal to the version of Crystal Reports, and the SAP Integration Kit version installed.
      
  • For information on how to verify the version of the SAP Integration Kit Transports to use, see the following SAP Knowledge Base Articles:
        
    • 1921554 - How to verify the version of the SAP Integration Kit Transports loaded on the SAP Netweaver or SAP BW System?
           
    • 2177314 - Version of SAP Integration Kit Transports for Crystal Reports

See Also

1921554 - How to verify the version of the SAP Integration Kit Transports loaded on the SAP Netweaver or SAP BW System?

Keywords

KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , BI-BIP-IK , Integration; Integration kits for SAP, Baan, PeopleSoft, Sie , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011, feature pack 03 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Attachments

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