I want to do a batch Convert of all Crystal Report files into PDF

Posted on 2004-10-21
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Basically I want to convert every crystal report file (.rpt) that is in a certain folder into a pdf.  I set up a VB.NET Windows form for a button click to just try with one report first, then eventually I want  change to loop through all records when I can get this one working.  

Would this be the correct way to do it?  Errors it shows for me are
CRAXDRT.Application is not defined
CRAXDRT.Report is not defined
crEDTDiskFile is not declared
crEFTPortableDocFormat is not declared

Here is the code.
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Transformation.Click
        Dim appl As New CRAXDRT.Application
        Dim rep As CRAXDRT.Report
        rep = appl.OpenReport("c:\mytest.rpt", 1)
        rep.ExportOptions.DiskFileName = "c:\pdf_report.pdf"
        rep.ExportOptions.DestinationType = crEDTDiskFile
        rep.ExportOptions.FormatType = crEFTPortableDocFormat
    End Sub

Please help?  Thanks ahead of time vikingg97
Question by:vikingg97
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    No one to help?
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    Is this the same question we're already working on in the Crystal forum?

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    Author Comment

    Same question but thought I might have posted wrong area.  
    In reference to this question-

    I guess though I have another question on this one, so will post here.  

    Here is what I have now which comes up with this error.  
    An unhandled exception of type 'CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.LoadSaveReportException' occurred in crystaldecisions.crystalreports.engine.dll

    Additional information: Invalid report file path.

    Its when it comes to this line  
    'Set export options
    CrExportOptions = CrReport.ExportOptions

    I am not sure if its this line I am doing wrong which results in the above or not?
    ---Dim CrReport As New ReportDocument

    Also on this line how do I send in the report name in place of justwork?  
    'Set the destination path and file name
    CrDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = "c:\justwork.pdf"

    This didn't work "c:\" & CRReport & ".pdf"

        Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            'Place the following name spaces at the top of the code page
            Dim fileList() As String = System.IO.Directory.GetFiles("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MCNetwebsite\IT_Work")

            For Each fileSource As String In fileList
                If Strings.Right(fileSource, 4) = ".rpt" Then
                    'Crystal Export Code Here
                    Dim CrReport As New ReportDocument
                    Dim CrExportOptions As ExportOptions
                    Dim CrDiskFileDestinationOptions As New DiskFileDestinationOptions
                    Dim CrFormatTypeOptions As New PdfRtfWordFormatOptions

                    'Set the destination path and file name
                    CrDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = "c:\justwork.pdf"

                    'Specify a page range (optional)
                    CrFormatTypeOptions.FirstPageNumber = 1
                    CrFormatTypeOptions.LastPageNumber = 3
                    CrFormatTypeOptions.UsePageRange = True

                    'Set export options
                    CrExportOptions = CrReport.ExportOptions

                    With CrExportOptions
                        'Set the destination to a disk file
                        .ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile
                        'Set the format to PDF
                        .ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat
                        'Set the destination options to DiskFileDestinationOptions object
                        .DestinationOptions = CrDiskFileDestinationOptions
                        .FormatOptions = CrFormatTypeOptions
                    End With

                    ' Trap any errors that occur on export
                        'Export the report
                    Catch err As Exception
                    End Try

                End If
        End Sub

    Thanks in advance.
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    Any help frodoman?  Anyone?

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