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Hi,  I am working on a console application that has a crystal report attached to it as part of its project.  I am trying to find a way to trigger the report from within the console application and output the report to a file to be used later.  The report is connected to a SQL database table on a remote server.  The code that I have been attempting to use so far is just&

       ReportDocument billrpt = new ReportDocument();
       rpt.Load("~/Report.rpt");

When it runs I get a load report failed error.  I am assuming there has to be more to setting this up.

Thanks.
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Éric Moreau earned 1000 total points
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The ~ is used in web applications to return to the root. It has no meaning in Windows/Console application.
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by:mike8758
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I wanted to add a little clification to this item because even though emoreau pointed out my problem the total solution was not reported.

This turned out to be much easier then I had though

In my console application I ran the following snipet&

ReportDocument rpt = new ReportDocument();
string apppath = Application.StartupPath.ToString() + "\\Report.rpt";
rpt.Load(apppath);
rpt.SetDatabaseLogon("user","password");
rpt.ExportToDisk(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, c:\\testreport.pdf");

Now some things to keep in mind&
1:  In my case my report was an added item to my console application project.
2:  And my (crystal) report was set up to use dedicated database tables that are loaded by my console app earlier in the process.  
     
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