2123706 - .NET Method to retrieve the Crystal Report last Revision, Crystal Report Version and Last Saved Date collections

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2123706 - .NET Method to retrieve the Crystal Report last Revision, Crystal Report Version and Last Saved Date collections

Symptom

User could not get report history information via Crystal Reports .NET SDK or RAS .NET SDK

Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 SP11
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP05
  • SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio SP12

Resolution

Install the relevant Support Package or Patch. See the Support Packages & Patches section for details and available patches.

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 SP11
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP05
  • SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio SP13

New Behavior:

  • Add API HistoryInfos to RAS.Net & CR.Net SDK, HistoryInfos is a collection of HistoryInfo. Each HistoryInfo contains the engine build version and saved date of each save.
  • RAS .NET SDK
    ReportClientDocument.HistoryInfos[i].SavedDate
  • ReportClientDocument.HistoryInfos[i].BuildVersion
  • CR .NET SDK
    ReportDocument.HistoryInfos[i].SavedDate
  • ReportDocument.HistoryInfos[i].BuildVersion
  • Note:

NOTE: These values are Read Only and are only updated when the reports are saved in Crystal Reports Designer.

Jave has these properties available in the IReportStatistics.  Its not a history, but rather the stats from the most recent save:

IReportStatistics:

  • createDate
  • DataFetchDate
  • LastPrintedDate
  • reportversionletter
  • reportversionmajor
  • reportversionminor
  • revisionnumber
  • savedbyName
  • totaleditingtime

C# code sample:

Add a Combo box to your project and use the following to list the build version and date history:

cbLastSaveHistory.Text = "";
try
{
    // Read File Details from CFileInfo Object
    for (int x = 0; x < rpt.HistoryInfos.Count; x++)
    {
        cbLastSaveHistory.Items.Add(rpt.HistoryInfos[x].BuildVersion.ToString() + ":  Date: " + rpt.HistoryInfos[x].SavedDate.ToString());
    }

    cbLastSaveHistory.SelectedIndex = 0;
    //SP 13
    //• RAS .NET SDK
    //ReportClientDocument.HistoryInfos[i].SavedDate
    //ReportClientDocument.HistoryInfos[i].BuildVersion

    //• CR .NET SDK
    //ReportDocument.HistoryInfos[i].SavedDate
    //ReportDocument.HistoryInfos[i].BuildVersion
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message);
}

Example of what you see in the list:

  • 13.0.10.1385:  Date: 2015.01.27 16:59:49 GMT Standard Time
  • 11.5.11.1470:  Date: 2014.12.12 10:55:12 GMT Standard Time
  • 11.5.8.826:  Date: 2010.10.22 15:59:18 GMT Standard Time

To get the Revision of the report use the following:

lblRPTRev.Text = rpt.SummaryInfo.RevisionNumber.ToString();

Keywords

Crsytal Reports, Minor version, Revision number , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem

Product

SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio