What causes "report could not be opened for writing . . ." message
"This report could not be opened for writing. Any changes must be saved to a new file." The version is CR 2013 SP1. Win 7 Pro. I'm new to CR and can't figure out why I get this error. I've verified all Windows permissions. It's an SAP error message - not a Windows message. Thanks in advance.
Abhilash Kumar replied
Per SAP Note 1911880, this has been identified as a Bug in CR 2011. Since CR 2013 is just a rebranded version of the same tool, the SAP Note should apply to CR 2013 as well.
For CR 2013, the issue has been resolved in FP3. I would suggest you to upgrade to the highest available version for CR 2013 and see if it works.
Another workaround could be to right-click the CR Designer exe > Run as Administrator > Log-in with Admin credentials > try opening the report.