How to display an OLAP Report with Crystal Report and VB.NET 2005 ?

I used Ms SQL Server 2005, Ms Analysis Service 9.0.
And I want to make an OLAP report with Crystal report and displaying the report into my form in VB.NET 2005.
Please tell me how, if you have any suggestion,
coz I havent found any working articles yet.



  • seancampbellseancampbell Pennsylvania, USA
    Read and fully understand this:

    Then read and fully understand this:

    Once you read and fully understand those, you should now be able to figure out how to create a Crystal report for your OLAP data and display it in a Vb.Net form.

    I can help you with code that isn't working, but I cannot teach you how to do this... Good luck!
    Sean Campbell
  • thanks for your reply.
    I've managed to display data from the cube in crystal report.

    But I failed when displaying it to the
    this is the code
    [code]Friend Function ViewReport(ByVal sReportName As String, _
    Optional ByVal sSelectionFormula As String = "", _
    Optional ByVal param As String = "") As Boolean

    'Declaring variablesables

    Dim intCounter As Integer
    Dim intCounter1 As Integer

    'Crystal Report's report document object

    Dim objReport As New _

    'object of table Log on info of Crystal report

    Dim ConInfo As New CrystalDecisions.Shared.TableLogOnInfo

    'Parameter value object of crystal report

    ' parameters used for adding the value to parameter.

    Dim paraValue As New CrystalDecisions.Shared.ParameterDiscreteValue

    'Current parameter value object(collection) of crystal report parameters.

    Dim currValue As CrystalDecisions.Shared.ParameterValues

    'Sub report object of crystal report.

    Dim mySubReportObject As _

    'Sub report document of crystal report.

    Dim mySubRepDoc As New _

    Dim strParValPair() As String
    Dim strVal() As String
    Dim index As Integer


    'Load the report


    'Check if there are parameters or not in report.

    intCounter = objReport.DataDefinition.ParameterFields.Count

    'As parameter fields collection also picks the selection

    ' formula which is not the parameter

    ' so if total parameter count is 1 then we check whether

    ' its a parameter or selection formula.

    If intCounter = 1 Then
    If InStr(objReport.DataDefinition.ParameterFields(0).ParameterFieldName, ".", CompareMethod.Text) > 0 Then
    intCounter = 0
    End If
    End If

    'If there are parameters in report and

    'user has passed them then split the

    'parameter string and Apply the values

    'to their concurrent parameters.

    If intCounter > 0 And Trim(param) <> "" Then
    strParValPair = param.Split("&")

    For index = 0 To UBound(strParValPair)
    If InStr(strParValPair(index), "=") > 0 Then
    strVal = strParValPair(index).Split("=")
    paraValue.Value = strVal(1)
    currValue = _
    End If
    End If

    'Set the connection information to ConInfo

    'object so that we can apply the

    'connection information on each table in the report

    ConInfo.ConnectionInfo.UserID = ""
    ConInfo.ConnectionInfo.Password = ""
    ConInfo.ConnectionInfo.ServerName = "localhost"
    ConInfo.ConnectionInfo.DatabaseName = "IBU_OLAP"

    For intCounter = 0 To objReport.Database.Tables.Count - 1

    ' Loop through each section on the report then look

    ' through each object in the section

    ' if the object is a subreport, then apply logon info

    ' on each table of that sub report

    For index = 0 To objReport.ReportDefinition.Sections.Count - 1
    For intCounter = 0 To _
    objReport.ReportDefinition.Sections(index).ReportObjects.Count - 1
    With objReport.ReportDefinition.Sections(index)
    If .ReportObjects(intCounter).Kind = _
    CrystalDecisions.Shared.ReportObjectKind.SubreportObject Then
    mySubReportObject = CType(.ReportObjects(intCounter), _
    mySubRepDoc = _
    For intCounter1 = 0 To mySubRepDoc.Database.Tables.Count - 1
    End If
    End With
    'If there is a selection formula passed to this function then use that

    If sSelectionFormula.Length > 0 Then
    objReport.RecordSelectionFormula = sSelectionFormula
    End If
    'Re setting control

    rptViewer.ReportSource = Nothing

    'Set the current report object to report.

    rptViewer.ReportSource = objReport

    'Show the report

    Return True
    Catch ex As System.Exception
    End Try
    End Function

    and this in my form load
    Dim objForm As New Form1
    objForm.ViewReport("C:Report1.rpt", , "")

    Im not sure about this
    [code]ConInfo.ConnectionInfo.DatabaseName = "IBU_OLAP"[/code]
    IBU_OLAP is my database name
    I try replacing it with my Microsoft Analysis Service Project Name,
    But neither worked

    then I traced it, and I got "Invalid report file path"
    But Im sure 100% that the path is correct

    Do you have any idea about this?

  • seancampbellseancampbell Pennsylvania, USA
    Did it throw an exception? (crash) If so, can you paste the Line of code it failed on, and the full text from the "Details >>" section of the Exception message? That will help me determine exactly what is happening.
  • this is the exception message

    "Invalid index. (Exception from HRESULT : 0x8002000B (DISP_E_BADINDEX))"

    thanks for taking your time to see my problem...

    I want to ask one thing, Does Crystal Report Viewer in 2005 support the Multidimensional-Cube OLAP report?
  • seancampbellseancampbell Pennsylvania, USA
    Is that the full text from the exception? I was expecting to see something like this:

    Source File: c:Documents and SettingsMarelizeeMy DocumentsVisual Studio 2005WebSitesMSDNTutorialsDefault.aspx.cs Line: 41

    Stack Trace:

    [COMException (0x8002000b): Invalid index. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8002000B (DISP_E_BADINDEX))]
    CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataDefModel.Fiel dsClass.get_Item(Int32 Index) +0
    CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ParameterFi eldDefinitions.get_Item(Int32 index) +77
    CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ParameterFi eldDefinitions.get_Item(String fieldName) +98
    CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocum ent.SetParameterValue(String name, Object val) +266
    _Default.ConfigureCrystalReports() in c:Documents and SettingsMarelizeeMy DocumentsVisual Studio 2005WebSitesMSDNTutorialsDefault.aspx.cs:41
    _Default.Page_Init(Object sender, EventArgs e) in c:Documents and SettingsMarelizeeMy DocumentsVisual Studio 2005WebSitesMSDNTutorialsDefault.aspx.cs:76
    System.Web.Util.CalliHelper.EventArgFunctionCaller (IntPtr fp, Object o, Object t, EventArgs e) +31
    System.Web.Util.CalliEventHandlerDelegateProxy.Cal lback(Object sender, EventArgs e) +68
    System.Web.UI.Control.OnInit(EventArgs e) +89
    System.Web.UI.Page.OnInit(EventArgs e) +28
    System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +459
    System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1743[/code]

    From what I see in your code, you have a try catch which is probably handling the error and you are copying what is displayed from Ex.Message.

    Comment out your Try Catch Block, and allow the program to crash with an exception. Click the "Details>>" button and copy the text from in there.

    From the information you provided, it seems that objReport.DataDefinition.ParameterFields(0) does not exist, which is something you refer to in a few different lines of code. We need to find out exactly which line of code you are crashing on (it should be apparant once you remove the try catch block).

    I am sorry, I cannot answer your question. I have no experience with Crystal Reports whatsoever, much less trying to connect it to OLAP data. I have a gut feeling that you are referring to SAP BW Cubes? I would think that a multidimensional cube would act like a single table of data (or more correctly a Sql DB View), but that is pure speculation, I really do not know the answer.

    -Sean Campbell
  • seancampbellseancampbell Pennsylvania, USA
    I am not quite following what you just said?
  • this is the first image
  • and this is the second
  • Hi,
    I do have the same requirement to render the Crystal Olap report in my web form crystal report viewer.
    SAP people are saying it is not pooible to integrate with VS 2008 with CR 2008. Will you be able to guide me.
    Any of you input is highly appreciated
    Thank you,
  • Hi,
    I do have the same requirement to render the Crystal Olap report in my web form crystal report viewer.
    SAP people are saying it is not pooible to integrate with VS 2008 with CR 2008. Will you be able to guide me.
    Any of you input is highly appreciated
    Thank you,

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