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Crystal Reports load error in dev but not test environment

Andrew Crofts
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have an ASP.net app which runs and displays Crystal Reports. It had been working fine. On both my development machine and test environment.

I made a few changes (minor) to the report def and deployed this to my test machine.

This essentially worked. Another problem meant I had to make a few code changes (nothing major). I now find that in the development environment when I run up the code the report fails.

The error is "Load report failed."
Stacktrace -
"   at CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportClientDocumentWrapper.EnsureDocumentIsOpened()
   at CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument.Load(String filename, OpenReportMethod openMethod, Int16 parentJob)
   at CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument.Load(String filename)
   at DMIWeb_proto.Reports.InvProRep(String strProcessID, DataSet ds) in C:\Documents and Settings\andcro.BMIDOMAIN\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\DMIWeb_proto\DMIWeb_proto\Reports.cs:line 126"

This is the same report (a copy as it is held on a local drive) and the same code and it had all been working fine.

It fails on the last of these lines of code

        if (File.Exists(filePath))
          rep = new ReportDocument();

Any ideas?

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