Generating Actuate Report in PDF format using .net

Hi All,

I am trying to generate the report output in PDF instead of DHTML from Actuate Reporting Server, Any help on this will be greatly appreciated..

I am able to get the output in dhtml which is the default format.

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When you run a report on iServer, you can specify the output format as PDF instead of ROI (there is a drop-down list in the UI). You can also view an ROI as PDF by using a URL that specifies PDF format (refer to the iPortal and iServer documentation for details of the parameters you need to pass).
sanjaypandeyAuthor Commented:
Thanks but what I wanted was to generate the report from application... the user select required parameter and this is passed to the report request url.. instead of getting the output as dhtml , i wanted the same as PDF.
something like this but using the url below , I need the .roi generated before i call it..


How or where do i specify the viewpage&format=PDF, I thought that I can specify that only with .roi.

 varReportURL = "http://xyz/acweb/xyz/UtilizationRpt.rox?Submit&__scheduleType=sync& __overwrite=new&" & Server.UrlEncode(varPARAMETERS)
The bad news is that you can't do what you want through a URL. However, from VB you can use the Actuate IDAPI (SOAP interface) to do it as two separate operations - one to run a synchronous report and produce and ROI, which returns an object id for the ROI, then a second call to get PDF using that object ID.
sanjaypandeyAuthor Commented:
I have not use the Actuate IDAPI so far... do you know where I can find some information related to it or  some code to begin with.  Thanks for your help
Look at programming-iserver-apps.pdf in the Manuals folder in your installation. You will also need to learn about SOAP - Google will find you some nice tutorials on using SOAP from VB.NET:

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