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Provide value to SQL SP parameter from VB.NET via CrystalReportDocument

Posted on 2014-09-09
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I'm developing a CrystalReportDocument from within Visual Studio for the first time, and cannot get the report to work.  My environment is VB.NET in Visual Studio 2013, Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2013 SP9, and SQL Server Express 2014.

The report Invoice.rpt appears in the Solution Explorer window of my VB.NET project. It uses a SQL Server SP containing one parameter, @RepairOrderNumber, that needs to be supplied at run time. Here's my code that attempts to invoke the report:
    Private Sub frmReportViewer_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Try
            Dim rptInvoice As New SD.Invoice
            Dim crParameterField As New ParameterField
            Dim crParameterFields As New ParameterFields
            Dim crParameterDiscreteValue As New ParameterDiscreteValue

            crParameterField.Name = "@RepairOrderNumber"
            crParameterDiscreteValue.Value = miRepairOrderNumber
            crParameterField.CurrentValues.Add(crParameterDiscreteValue)
            crParameterFields.Add(crParameterField)

            crViewer.ParameterFieldInfo = crParameterFields
            crViewer.ReportSource = rptInvoice

        Catch ex As Exception
            ' error handling code omitted, but no error is raised.

        End Try
    End Sub

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When I run the above code, the Invoice report is displayed in the viewer, however it's empty -- apparently no result set is being returned.  When I preview the report in the designer and supply a parameter value when prompted, the report displays perfectly.

What's wrong with the above code?
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When you view the report if you click REFRESH what happens?

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By the way, miRepairOrderNumber is defined as an Integer, as is @RepairOrderNumber in the SP.
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I Forgot to mention that before the empty report appears, I'm getting the good old "Load report failed." message twice, then the empty report appears.  If I click Refresh, I'm prompted for a parameter value.  When I supply a valid value, the report is displayed correctly.
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I haven't built a viewing application in .Net that allows for parameters.  Your code looks correct.

Do the error logs show anything useful for the load errors you see?

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Does Crystal produce an error log?  If so, where?  I'm logging errors that are raised in VB, but in this case, no error is being raised.  BTW, thanks for sticking with me on this -- much appreciated.
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No Crystal doesn't create its own.  It would be either in the database error log or the system error log.

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Problem solved.  To try to debug the problem, I created a brand new project with one form, put a viewer control on it, and included the code from my original post in the form -- and the report worked perfectly.  So I went back to my original project, removed the viewer control from my report viewer form, put a new control on the form, and the problem went away!  Go figure...

Thanks for your help, mlmcc.
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I doubt I would have suggested that idea.

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