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Store crystal report in SQL Server

Posted on 2009-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have several crystal reports that I have to distribute to a client. Rather than sending them a couple of files as .rpt files, I was wondering if it was possible to store them as data in an already existing SQL Server DB instead.

I have no idea how to do this and was wondering if it is even possible?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:samic400
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ch70357 earned 1500 total points
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We do something similar. We store SSRS reports in our DB with a VARBINARY(MAX) data type. There was a LOT of custom integration through .Net to get this to work, basically the report is rendered as a byte array and propagated down to the DB.

I'm sure the same thing can be done with Crystal, but I have never done it before. Maybe someone else can give a full answer, I just wanted to comment that it is possible.

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