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Crystal Reports - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Crystal Reports 2008 SP4
ASP.NET 2.0
Visual Studio 2005

Getting an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." error when trying to export my report to a pdf.

using (ReportDocument report = new ReportDocument())
{
    report.Load(Server.MapPath("FinancialAidInfo.rpt"));
    CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.TextObject txtNotes = ((CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.TextObject)report.ReportDefinition.ReportObjects["txtNotes"]);
    txtNotes.Text = notes;
    report.SetParameterValue("@Quarter", Session["Quarter"].ToString());
    report.SetParameterValue("@Year", Session["Year"].ToString());
    report.SetParameterValue("@Campusid", Session["Campusid"].ToString());
    report.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, Response, false, "FinancialAidInfo");
}

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If I comment the three SetParameterValue lines out, the report will export, just with the data that was inputted into the "Main Report Preview" of the rpt file, but with those three lines passing the parameters, the error occurs at
report.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, Response, false, "FinancialAidInfo");

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FIM2003
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FIM2003
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vastoCommented:
Looks like the session variable is not set
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FIM2003Author Commented:
vasto: I was using this:

string strQtr = Session["Quarter"].ToString();
string strYr = Session["Year"].ToString();
string strCID = Session["Campusid"].ToString();
report.SetParameterValue("@Quarter", strQtr);
report.SetParameterValue("@Year", strYr);
report.SetParameterValue("@Campusid", strCID);

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and went through checking the values with a breakpoint and all three variables have values.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
What is Response ?  Should that be set to something ?
report.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, Response, false, "FinancialAidInfo");
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FIM2003Author Commented:
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FIM2003Author Commented:
I have resolved the problem. Had something to do with being able to access the report security wise. Adding this code before setting the parameter values fixed it:

foreach (CrystalDecisions.Shared.IConnectionInfo connection in report.DataSourceConnections)
{
    connection.IntegratedSecurity = true;
}

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FIM2003Author Commented:
This resolved the issue for me.
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