Did you ever noticed that after restart of the IIS ASP.Net page which has Crystal Reports Viewer would take much longer to come up? Some of it is expected since on initial start up, a number of Crystal assemblies and objects need to be created and this does take time. I Read more…
Wow! It worked… I continue my journey with Crystal Reports Viewer (CRV) inside ASP.Net pages. Topic of this post is to discuss problems and solutions related to long running queries in CRV. I would like to thank Daniel Paulsen from SAP team for his help resolving the issue discussed below. Read more…
Few weeks ago I have wrote on how to hack Crystal Reports 2008 ASP.Net Viewer control to suppress time part in the parameter calendar control. With release of Service Pack 1 for Crystal Reports 2008, suggested solution no longer works since structure of the files has been changed. So I went Read more…
One would think that this should be a no-brainer : ability to specify an edit format for date/time parameter in Crystal Reports. Not so fast…
Problem is as following:
ASP.Net Web client with Crystal Reports Viewer control is used.
When our report is based of some stored procedure which uses datetime parameter, it will inherit it as is and when report parameter entry form is displayed we would be asked to enter both date and time portion.
While, in general, it is OK, some reports are really interested only in date part being entered and time should be always set to 00:00:00. So we are forced to type time every time because if it is not provided calendar control would try to set time part initially to current time.
After some research off the Internet, visiting SAP forums, it is appear to be engine limitation. But we would want to overcome it somehow.
DISCLAIMER: solution below could only be used as a last resort and only if your business logic requires using date only params. And while it is only applies to calendar control, it is not per se a generic solution. This is a first “rough” attempt of achieving desired result and may lack some features otherwise expected.
It has been reported that solution above only works for current month. Since we are now using Crystal Reports 2008 with SP1, I would address this issue in my new post below.
IMPORTANT! With release of Service Pack 1 for Crystal Reports 2008, method blow is no longer applicable since structure of the files has changed. Please refer to this new post for more information.
Otherwise, Where there is a will, there is a way…
Fortunately we have access to internals behind the parameter handlers in Crystal Report Viewer web control.
Navigate to one of following locations:
- C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\crystalreportviewers12\
and locate the file called allInOne.js – this is our victim. This file contains all JS code behind for CRV control which would be used by your web-site.
IMPORTANT: always create a backup copy before making any modifications.