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Export to pdf: The system cannot find the path specified.

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I am having trouble troubleshooting the cause of my error when attempting to export a pdf report.

        Dim filename As String

        filename = Request.QueryString("report") & "_" & Request.QueryString("user") & "_" & DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss") & ".pdf"

        exportPath = Request.PhysicalApplicationPath & filename


            myReport.ExportToDisk(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, exportPath)

        Catch ex As Exception

            Response.Write("Export Error: <BR>")




        End Try

This code will fail, with the following displayed:

Export Error:


The system cannot find the path specified.

The directory exists.

I am attempting to call my using a aspx page with a URL like:


where the report name and connection parameters are passed in the the Request scope variables

The report testreportbyparam4.rpt exists in the directory


        Dim reportPath As String

        reportPath = Server.MapPath(Request.QueryString("report") & ".rpt")


I have a virtual directory setup to the reporttest folder under IIS.

If I don't catch the error, my stack trace is as follows:

[COMException (0x80004005): The system cannot find the path specified.


  CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers.ReportSourceClass.Export(ExportOptions pExportOptions, RequestContext pRequestContext) +0

  CrystalDecisions.ReportSource.EromReportSourceBase.ExportToStream(ExportRequestContext reqContext) +1140

  CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.FormatEngine.ExportToStream(ExportRequestContext reqContext) +650

  CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.FormatEngine.Export(ExportRequestContext reqContext) +208

  CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument.ExportToDisk(ExportFormatType formatType, String fileName) +276

  OpenReport.ConfigureCrystalReports() +3158

  OpenReport.Page_Init(Object sender, EventArgs e) +7

  System.Web.UI.Control.OnInit(EventArgs e) +92

  System.Web.UI.Page.OnInit(EventArgs e) +12

  System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +134

  System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +489

I was wondering could it be a permissions problem? I don't really know enough about aspx websites to troubleshoot

I am using Visual Studio 2012, and the the project references the CrystalReportsEngine 13.0.2000.0

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The problem I was experiencing was one of two potential problems

1. I moved the login code after the set parameter code ( I read about this is a different post )

2. I changed the report data-source from ODBC to MS SQL Ole DB ( Ado )

Either way, the report's export now.

Thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate the time taken.

Answers (1)

Answers (1)

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Yes, give IIS access to the folder and full read/write permissions.

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This might be a font issue (installed? embedding permissions?) rather than an export path issue.

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If it's a missing font the export should do a font substitute....