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Receiving error trying to access a Crystal Report???

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I just created a setup package for a VS 2012 application. It's the first one I've ever done. The changes I made to this application was to include a report that prints barcode labels. This was a new report and not a modified one. Anyway, when I tried to access the report to print the labels, the following Error dialog popped up. See attached Screenshot. I don't know if this has something to do with the setup package. I'm guessing it does, since I was able to successfully test this on my local development machine. The install was on another PC altogether.
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by:CodeCruiser
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What sort of data connection did you use in the report? Did you reconfigure it with correct connection before launching?
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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I don't understand...I'm sure it has to do with something I did or didn't do because all the other reports work as they should. I created a DataConnection within the CR itself and not within the VB.Net app. Although, there is a SelectionFormula that is established within the application code.
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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As far as the connection I used it was OLE DB (ADO) using the "Microsoft OLE DB Provider For SQL Server". Why and where would I reconfigure the Data Connection?
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by:CodeCruiser
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Is the connection still valid from the computer that you are opening the report on?
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by:mlmcc
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Did the application run reports before you changed it?

What version of Crystal are you using?
Is it the one that comes with VS2012?

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by:BlakeMcKenna
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The version of CR is 11...we're not using the one that came with VS 2012. The application and it's reports were running fine before my changes. We're running SQL Server 2008 across the network. As far as the DB Connection, I don't know why it wouldn't be valid plus I don't know I would change the Connection to the report. None of the other reports need anything like that...
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by:mlmcc
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DO all reports have a problem or just the new one?

DO all reports use the same database connection?

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by:BlakeMcKenna
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All other reports are fine. They are all using the same connection. I have a feeling now after looking at it a little closer that it might be trying to access a printer that's name is invalid. It actually retrieves the printer name from the DB and uses that to assign the Label Report to. If that name isn't in the list of printers that the workstation is attached to, then that might be the issue.
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by:mlmcc
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WHen you create the report, make sure you have the default printer set to one the workstation could use on the network

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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Ok, here is what I'm seeing and it's confusing. The printer name that is assigned to the Label Report during design time is one thing. The target printer name is different. When I copy manually the Label Report over to the target machine, I try to open the report, however, their is a CR version conflict. My development machine has a new version of CR than the target machine, which prevents me from saving any changes.
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I finally figured this problem out. After debugging it further, it was trying to print from an Invalid Printer Name.
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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I finally figured it out...
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