Stop Crystal Reports XI Viewer from Prompting for Parameters

Posted on 2007-04-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I have a Windows App crystal report viewer, I am using the real Crystal Reports XI viewer not the free viewer that is bundled in .NET 2005. NOTE THIS IS NOT THE WEB VIEWER

I have a report that uses two parameters (a date and a user id). I pass these parameters to the report object...

myRpt.Load(reportDir + "UserFloatRec.rpt");
myRpt.SetParameterValue("ReportDate", DateTime.Now);
myRpt.SetParameterValue("UserID", f.UID);

The report displays properly with the correct date and the correct user info based on f.UID

If the REFRESH button is clicked in the viewer, then a popup dialog appears asking for the two parameters to be provided. I have not found any way to force it to stop popping up this dialog box.

I did a huge number of searches on Google and on Crystal Decisions and all I find are references to a parameter reuse setting, but refers only to the Crystal Web viewer. The specified parameter (or anything even close) doesn't appear in the Windows viewer as far as I can tell.

I'm tearing out my hair over this one... if anyone can point me at a fix it would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:dbtoth
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

Kurt Reinhardt earned 1000 total points
ID: 18887617
This is the way the viewer works.  When you select refresh, the viewer  attempts to run the report again.  Since the end user is now attempting to run the report manually rather than from a page or form, the parameters aren't passed in to the report again.  As such, the user is prompted for the parameters.

Why would you want the end user to be able to click the refresh button and pass in the same parameters as the original report?  Is the data changing over the course of a few minutes and you want to allow the users to pull in the updated data?

LVL 101

Assisted Solution

mlmcc earned 1000 total points
ID: 18889000
Kurt is accurate.  That is the way the viewer works.
I am not familiar with that viewer so this may not apply.

One way to handle this may be to disable/hide the refresh button and supply one of your own.  You can then supply your own button on the viewer and control its behavior.

LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 18930366
I encho Mr.mlmcc. Disable it if you are not using it.

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

In real business world data are crucial and sometimes data are shared among different information systems. Hence, an agreeable file transfer protocol need to be established.
No other job is as rewarding and demanding as building an iPhone app is. It is not really in the hands of the developer for the success of an iPhone app. Many factors operate jointly for every iOS application's success in the market.
The viewer will learn how to use and create keystrokes in Netbeans IDE 8.0 for Windows.
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

607 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question