1689174 - Warning: "Additional parameter values are needed before this report can be saved or viewed with data", displays in Crystal Reports

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1689174 - Warning: "Additional parameter values are needed before this report can be saved or viewed with data", displays in Crystal Reports

Symptom

  • Warning: "Additional parameter values are needed before this report can be saved or viewed with data"
  • When saving a report with data in Crystal Reports, it displays the warning:

"Additional parameter values are needed before this report can be saved or viewed with data. Click ‘OK’ to enter the missing values or ‘Cancel’ to proceed with saving”

  • After entering the parameter(s) again, it saves the report with data.

Environment

  • Crystal Reports 2008 with Service Pack 3 and above
  • Crystal Reports 2011

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a report off a stored procedure with at least one parameter in Crystal Reports 2008 with Service Pack 3 and above, or with Crystal Reports 2011.
  2. Refresh the report
  3. When prompted by the stored procedure parameter, check the option: Set to Null, and click: OK
  4. Save the report with data
  5. The following warning will display:

"Additional parameter values are needed before this report can be saved or viewed with data. Click 'OK' to enter the missing values or ‘Cancel’ to proceed with saving”

  1. Click OK, it will then prompts for the parameter again.
  2. Leave the parameter value to NULL, it will then display the following message:

"The saved data is incomplete, Generate the data to save?"

  1. Click: Yes, to save the report with data.
  2. It will then refresh the report and save it with data.
  • Note that despite the warning and being prompted again by the parameter(s), the report will successfully save with data

Cause

  • This issue occurs when reporting off a store procedure with at least one parameter, or off an SAP BEx Query with at least one variable
  • The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01596966

 

Resolution

  • This issue is resolved in the following product updates:
    • For Crystal Reports 2008:
      • Fix Pack 4.2
      • Fix Pack 5.1
      • Service Pack 6 and above.
    • For Crystal Reports 2011:
      • Support Pack 05 and above.

 

Keywords

CR , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Bug Filed

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011, feature pack 03