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ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!


I am trying to export a report without using the designer, or any viewers on my form...

I simply want to export it out to PDF format.

It gives me the Error Message (Server has not yet been opened)

I must be missing out something... but what??

I would apriacate some help, this is getting quite urgent



(please see below my entire code for trying to export a report)

Dim CrystalApp As New CRAXDRT.Application
Public Report As CRAXDRT.Report

Private Sub Form_load()
    Dim ExportOpts As CRAXDRT.ExportOptions
    Set Report = CrystalApp.OpenReport("c:\Report3b.rpt", 1)
    Report.Database.LogOnServer "pdsodbc.dll", "testdb"
    Set ExportOpts = Report.ExportOptions
    With ExportOpts
        .FormatType = crEFTPortableDocFormat
        .DestinationType = crEDTDiskFile
        .DiskFileName = "C:\windows\desktop\ExpTest.pdf"
    End With
    Report.Export False
End Sub

RE: ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

a) Nowhere near enough parameters
b) Wrong DLL - use "p2" not "pd"  - pd are the 16-bit DLLs; don't ever use them

Report.Database.LogOnServer "p2sodbc.dll", "testdb", p3, p4, p5

If "testdb" is an ODBC DSN, just put a comma for p3.  If "testdb" is a server name, p3 is the database name.  p4 and p5 are the username and password to login to the database.

RE: ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

Thanks balves,

I've replaced the DLL, so it now looks at "p2sodbc.dll".

Testdb is indeed my ODBC DSN, it still does'nt work.

I am using a windows authentication so no username or password is required... what am i doing wrong.????

is there any other way to connect?

i've tried Report.Database.Verify????



RE: ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

Use the SetLogonInfo of the Table object instead. It is much more stable than the LogonServer method. Use the following code:

Dim i as integer

For i = 1 to Report.Database.Tables.Count
  Report.Database.Tables(i).SetLogonInfo "","","","Password"

RE: ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

Some people do find .SetLogonInfo more reliable.  It's the same parameter list, except the first one (DLL) is not used.

Report.Database.Tables(1).SetLogonInfo "DSN",, "user", "pwd"

Some people claim that the DSN is case-sensitive.  I don't think so, but it cannot hurt.

Don't know about leaving the username and password parameters if you use Windows Authentication.

RE: ERROR : Server has not yet been opened!

Thanks Guys,

I've sorted it now.

something silly....

I copied the report from an old archive (for testing) and forgot to convert the database to ODBC, i was still using the SQL server driver....

The DLL info was useful though, thanx Balves.


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