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Opening the PDF file at client side.

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am working on a web application. I have to generate a report in PDF at client side.
Below is my code. It is trying to create the report in server. But it has to create the PDF file at client side.

Can anyone suggest me what changes I need to make to this code.
protected void lnkPdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            byte[] result = null;
            result = GetReport("AssetTolReport.rpt", CEReportFormat.PDF);//DataTest
            string currentDir = "";
            string tmpReportName = "AssetTolerance" + DateTime.Now.Ticks.ToString() + ".PDF";
            FileStream fs = new FileStream(Path.Combine(currentDir, tmpReportName), FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write);
            fs.Write(result, 0, result.Length);

        /// <summary>
        /// To convert the crystal report to PDF
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="reportName"></param>
        /// <param name="reportFormat"></param>
        /// <returns><see cref="result"/></returns>
        public byte[] GetReport(string reportName, CEReportFormat reportFormat) 
            SessionInfo sessionInfo = Utility.GetSessionInfo();
            byte[] result = null;
            string acctId = txtAccount.Text;
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            ds = WebUIController.GetAssetToleranceDataSet(acctId);
            ds.Tables[0].TableName = "GPQ_ACCT";               
            result = ReportHelper.ExecuteReport(sessionInfo,reportName, reportFormat, ds);
            return r

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Question by:GouthamAnand
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Dale Burrell earned 2000 total points
ID: 34939252
Just to be clear you definitely have to *create* the PDF document on the server, but I am assuming you want to deliver it to the client? Also not sure what Process.Start() does?

In which case you do the following:

String FileName = "YourFileName.pdf";
byte[] FileData = ; // Your File Data

Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + FileName);

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ID: 34939454
Thanks a lot

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