Export crystal report to PDF with bookmarks without refreshing data
Posted on 2014-03-13
I use an ERP system that uses Crystal Reports. It will not create bookmarks when exporting to PDF but it will export a RPT file with the data saved. Using the full version of Crystal Reports, I can export the file to PDF with bookmarks being created. I'm trying to create a way for our internal users to do the same thing with a free program.
I've tried SAP's viewer but it won't create bookmarks when exporting to PDF.
I've tried several C# and asp.net solutions using the Crystal Reports interface. However, everything I find in c# performs a refresh on the report before exporting. This doesn't work as the report uses temp tables that are cleared immediately after the report is run.
Is there any way to export without refreshing the report first?
Any other ideas other than buying full versions of Crystal Reports for each of my users that need this functionality?