load a crystal report from http/ftp server?

Posted on 2010-09-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I want to know is a way to load a crystal report file .rpt from internet by http/ftp?

Thank you!

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ID: 33726963
Yes, there is.

What version of Crystal?

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Crystal report 2008
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Mohamed Abowarda earned 500 total points
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You can download the crystal report file and then load it normally from your hard drive:

Downloading files from internet (HTTP):

Downloading files from FTP:
' Get the object used to communicate with the server.
        Dim request As FtpWebRequest = DirectCast(WebRequest.Create(""), FtpWebRequest)
        request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile

        ' This example assumes the FTP site uses anonymous logon.
        request.Credentials = New NetworkCredential("anonymous", "")

        Dim response As FtpWebResponse = DirectCast(request.GetResponse(), FtpWebResponse)

        Dim responseStream As Stream = response.GetResponseStream()
        Dim reader As New StreamReader(responseStream)

        Console.WriteLine("Download Complete, status {0}", response.StatusDescription)



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I think Crystal report 2008 is NO build in this function....
I discovered SSRS have this function... that why I asking this question
but Medo3337 comment may be the only way can do

Thank you!
Francis SZE
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did Crystal report 2008 has this build in function?
anymore idea?
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Mohamed Abowarda earned 500 total points
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Currently, there is no function that download the file and open it for you, you will have to do so yourself, even if there is a function, it will download the file into temp folder and then open it normally from your hard drive, my solution is the only way to perform what you need.
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