PHP / Crystal Reports 12

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
I am attempting to use a script I found to work with my application and some reports I have created in Crystal Reports 12.

  I get the following error when trying to load.

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'com_exception' with message 'Failed to create COM object `CrystalRuntime.Application12': Invalid syntax ' in C:\xampp\htdocs\salesroomtools\crystal.php:2 Stack trace: #0 C:\xampp\htdocs\salesroomtools\crystal.php(2): com->com('CrystalRuntime....') #1 {main} thrown in C:\xampp\htdocs\salesroomtools\crystal.php on line 2

Any Ideas?!  I can create new com objects with other applications without error...

$crapp = new com("CrystalRuntime.Application.12") or die ("Error on load");
$creport = $crapp->OpenReport("c:/test.rpt", 1);
$creport->ExportOptions->DestinationType=1; // Export to File
$creport->ExportOptions->FormatType=4; // Type: RTF

$creport = null;
$crapp = null;

print "...done";


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Question by:charlesparks
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Richard Quadling earned 2000 total points
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Simply put, you do not have the Crystal Reports RunTime installed.

If you've only installed the user level Crystal Reports (Standard or Professional), then you won't have this component.

You need the Developer Edition.

The DevEd contains re-distributable components normally used for integration into third party applications.

Or, you are calling it wrong.

Get hold of a TypeLib tool. I use TypeLib Browser V4.0.13 by José Roca (freeware).

http://www.jose.it-berater.org/smfforum/index.php?topic=3090.0 (login required).

This will allow you to investigate exactly what components you have installed (remember that the web server will need these if you wish to do this on a separate machine).

I use CRXI.

I have Crystal Reports ActiveX Designer Design and Runtime Library 11.0.

I've included a screen snapshot of the Dual Interfaces for the IApplication element.

My edited code for using this is (lot's of code removed - just showing the sequence of calls I make) ...

// Create an Crystal Object Factory.
$o_CrObjectFactory = New COM('CrystalReports11.ObjectFactory.1');

// Create the Crystal Reports Runtime Application.
$o_CrApplication = $o_CrObjectFactory->CreateObject("CrystalRunTime.Application.11");

// Register the typelibrary.

$s_RptFilename = realpath("../CrystalReports/{$s_ReportType} Bank Report.rpt");

// Load the report.
$o_CrReport = $o_CrApplication->OpenReport($s_RptFilename, 1); // 1 == crOpenReportByTempCopy.

// Logon to the database.

// Iterate the parameters and set them to the required values shown above.
foreach($o_CrReport->ParameterFields as $i_Parameter => $o_Parameter)
      $o_Parameter->SetCurrentValue($a_ParametersToSupply[$o_Parameter->Name], $o_Parameter->ValueType);

// Run the report and save the PDF to disk.
$o_CrReport->ExportOptions->DiskFileName = $s_PDF;
$o_CrReport->ExportOptions->PDFExportAllPages = True;
$o_CrReport->ExportOptions->DestinationType = 1; // Export to File
$o_CrReport->ExportOptions->FormatType = 31; // Type: PDF


NOTE: Lot's of code removed.
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Expert Comment

by:Richard Quadling
ID: 26540671
The example code I supplied works fine for Crystal Reports XI. It was based upon details gathered from the COM library by the use of the TypeLib browser tool.

Without feedback, I don't know if the code will work on CR 12 without modification.


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