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How to merge .pdf output using Asp.Net and Crystal Rpts

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I have a web site that creates reports using Crystal Reports 2008.  Currently I have no trouble creating a new .pdf each time a report is run.  However, my customer is asking to create one big .pdf file with a series of Purchase Orders in it.  So, I can create the .pdf for each PO individually, but I can't find an option to tell Crystal to Append instead of Overwriting.
Thoughs?

Thanks in advance,
Harold
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Ido MilletProfessor Emeritus of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet Software

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Simplest solution would be to use a multi-value parameter to pass in the set of all PO numbers, so the report would include all of them.

If you truly need to merge PDF exports from the report, at least one of the 3rd-party tools listed here can be triggered from your web app via a command line and do that (export to pdf, merge the pdf, optionally add bookmarks, table of contents, page numbers, optionally email the merged pf file, etc.)

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The multi value parameter may be an option.  It may take me a couple of days to test due to prior obligations.
thanks.  I'll get back ASAP.
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If you go with the multi-value option make sure you have a group on the PO number to separate them onto different pages.

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ah, yes.  Thanks!

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Thanks guys.  I had to re-work the .rpt file, but it works nicely.