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I currently have a block of code below that I created to load a crystal report into a local viewer and pass the required parameters to the crystal report to display the parameters. I was wondering of a way to not load the report into the viewer and automatically export it to a .pdf document. I still need to pass the parameters to the document also. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Crystal report load:
'Declare new variable to instance of the specified crystal report.

            Me.CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = "C:\FrozenDessertVB\fdinspectionreport.rpt"
            Dim ParamFields As ParameterFields = Me.CrystalReportViewer1.ParameterFieldInfo
            Dim p_inspection As New ParameterField
            p_inspection.Name = "Inspection"
            Dim p_inspection_Value As New ParameterDiscreteValue
            p_inspection_Value.Value = My.Settings.Inspection_Identity
            p_inspection.CurrentValues.Add(p_inspection_Value)
            ParamFields.Add(p_inspection)
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Use the reportdocument object and replace this:
Me.CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = "C:\FrozenDessertVB\fdinspectionreport.rpt"
            Dim ParamFields As ParameterFields = Me.CrystalReportViewer1.ParameterFieldInfo

with this:

Dim cr As New CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument
cr.load("C:\FrozenDessertVB\fdinspectionreport.rpt")
Dim ParamFields As ParameterFields = cr.ParameterFields

if you need to view it as well:
CrystalReportViewer1.Reportsource = cr
 
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by:jpadkins49
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UnifiedIS:
Is there another step that I need to take to automatically export the document to .pdf. I will try this when I return home later and see.
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After adding your parameters, use cr.ExporttoDisk

cr.ExportToDisk(CrystalDecisions.Shared.ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, filepath)
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This solution worked like a charm. Sorry it took so long for me to respond.
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