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Managed URL Method

I am trying to understand how Crystal Enterprise works using the "Managed URL" method. We are in the process of upgrading an application that currently uses the "Unmanaged URL" method on a MS 2000 server with Oracle 9.2, CE 8.5 and CF 4.5. It is way past time to upgrade.

And I have found on my road to upgrading that we are not in Kanas anymore. I have set up a development server with Windows 2003 server, Crystal Enterprise 11, Oracle 10G and Coldfusion 8. The formerly mentioned "Unmanaged URL" does not work anymore.

In the 'BusinessObjects Enterprise Java SDK Developer Guide' documentation under the 'Using URL reporting for Crystal Reports' section, it explains that the URL structure is generally structured as:

http ://<servername>:<port>/CrystalReports/viewrpt.cwr?<command1>&<command2>&...&<commandN>

In IIS there is a virtual directory that is called CRYSTALREPORTVIEWERS11. I could not find any '*.cwr' files anywhere on the drive. So I figured that perhaps the correct syntax is:

http ://<servername>:<port>/crystalreportsviewers11/viewrpt.asp?

I went into the Central Management Console as administrator and added a report as a 'New Object'. I used the 'Query Builder' to get the report ID and proceeded to build my URL thusly:

http ://<servername>:<port>/crystalreportsviewers11/viewrpt.asp?id=540&apsuser=frsuser&apspassword=frsuser&apsauthtype=secEnterprise&prompt0=ALH&prompt1=5&prompt2=8&user0=frsrpts&password0=frsrpts&user0 @sect2.rpt=frsrpts&user0 @Section2_CrossTab_Sum.rpt=frsrpts...

- When I try port 6400 I get an 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' error message.

- When I try no port at all I get a 'The page cannot be found' error message.

- I have snooped around and tried port 8080 and get an 'Apache Tomcat/5.0.27' error message that resource is not available.

If someone would please point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative?

Regards,

:)mary

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