Skip to Content

Archived discussions are read-only. Learn more about SAP Q&A

CR2008:Failed to open the connection. Failed to open the connection.<Report


I've just upgraded from Crystal XI R2 to Crystal 2008. All my reports open happily in Crystal 2008. I have also deployed the Crystal 2008 runtime to a Windows 2003 SP2 R2 server running ASP.NET 1 and ASP.NET 2. Before the Crystal 2008 runtime was installed on top of the already present Crystal XI R2 Runtime I could view RPT files via the .NET report viewer (version XI). Now that Crystal 2008 runtime is installed I receive an error message when I try to view the reports, again, via the .NET report viewer (version 12), although no code has changed apart from all references changed from XI to 2008.

Code is:

CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument oReportDocument = new CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument();


Tables oTables = oReportDocument.Database.Tables;

foreach (CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.Table oTable in oTables)


TableLogOnInfo crTableLogOnInfo = oTable.LogOnInfo;

crTableLogOnInfo.ConnectionInfo.IntegratedSecurity = true;

crTableLogOnInfo.ConnectionInfo.DatabaseName = "DB" ;

crTableLogOnInfo.ConnectionInfo.ServerName = "server" ;



CrystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = oReportDocument;


Error message is: 'Failed to open the connection. Failed to open the connection'.

Any help would be great.



Former Member
Not what you were looking for? View more on this topic or Ask a question