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Please can someone advise how to create a repository to view/edit my report in html 4?
When I click the html preview button it advises that I require a repository to do this.
Do I need an extra piece of software?


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I am using a program called Orbis Taks Centre to send out alerts and reports.
This program will allow me to send Crystal reports out as html 4.0 when using a developer copy of Crystal 9 or above.  I am presently using a trial version of XI (11)
When they are sent they are hard to read because the formatting is all over the place.
So I need to edit them for html as I create/modify the report.
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I think the preview is a function of what was then Business Objects Enterprise - a server 'componenet' for management of Crystal Reports and other BO features.
I'm afraid I don't know what this would be called in the current SAP product set, but I can tell you that BO Enterprise was not an inexpensive product.
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Repository or directory?  I just opened an existing Crystal Reports XI R2 (11.5) Report in Crystal Reports 2008 and exported the report to HTML 4.0.  I was prompted to create a directory in which to store the various HTML objects generated by the export (in my case, 4 objects).

Please note - when you export a report to HTML, it's not just one .rpt file.  It's a folder with all of the various objects referenced by the HTML, including all of the pages and graphics necessary to render the report.

At no point was I prompted to interact with a repository.

~Kurt
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You can export to HTML in CR but you cannot use the HTML Preview menu option without BO Enterprise.
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I was using the html view from within Crystal itself.
I am presuming that I can then edit the report from within that view.
I have not exported to html, but it will mean I have to export and then edit and export and so on.  This will be a nightmare.
It may also be the only way for me going forward though.
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Thanks for clarifying.  Yes, in order to use that feature, you need to have some flavor of BusinessObjects Enterprise (Enterprise, Edge Series or Crystal Reports Server) installed or the RAS (Report Application Server, which is a stripped down version of Enterprise typically used for OEM applications and development).

Are you specifically limited to Crystal Reports XI R1 through the application or can you download trials of Crystal Reports 2008 and Crystal Reports Server 2008?

~Kurt

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Not sure - I think only the latest product as it is a trial from SAP directly.
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