Crystal Report in PDF Output Only

Discussion created by DevK on Sep 5, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2011 by Chris_Hackett
Hi All,

We have designed a Crystal Report that needs to be available only in the PDF format. We have found the option of formatting under CMC - Report Properties - Schedule - Format. If we select the Adobe option in Format, the report would always be available in PDF and no other download options would be available.

This opens the report in a PDF output directly. However, if the number of pages are more (5+ or 10+), the report gives an error - "The file does not begin with %PDF-". Researching more on this error, we found that Adobe Reader would give this error when the file is corrupted. Interestingly, even though we get an error on UI, the report is completed successfully from BO InfoView. We also noticed that if we refresh the report window, the report appears without any error.

Has anyone tried this PDF Only option? If yes, have you seen this error?

We are on 12.0.3, Windows OS, SQL Server 2005.