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I need to show a progress bar whenever the crystalReportViewer is trying to render content on the aspx page. I am dealing with reports that are taking a very long time to load. I tried looking into using the UpdatePanel and the UpdateProgress controls but it does not work. On searching, found out that the CrystalReportViewer does not work very well with Ajax controls. Any help would be highly appreciated.

I am using CrystalReports XI R2

Thanks

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XI R2 does not have any progress indicator.

Only option is to upgrade to CR 2008, it has a Progress indicator and allows you to modify the look and feel of the animation.

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Former Member
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Unfortuntely it is not possible for us to upgrade to CR2008 at the present time as we already have a lot of investment in the current version that we are using.

Can you advise if the CrystalReportsViewer in X1 R2 can be used within an Ajax updatePanel. If so , are there any examples that you can point out to me. Some of the threads that I came accross talk about the update panel but unfortunately have not been able to come across a good example.

Thanks,

former_member208657
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We don't work with Ajax as we rely on the postbacks. Please post a new thread if you would like to talk about Ajax, but I would recommend searching the forums first as this has already been discussed.

Former Member
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David,

Thanks for the update. I searched the forum and was not able to find anything relevent for AJAX. Althgouh some people did mentione that they used the updatepanel on the aspx page and it worked except for some issues with exporting and printing.

However with Ajax not being an option and support to show an image while the report is being loaded only available in CR 2008, what are my options. I am extreamly surprised that others have not experienced an issue with how CrystalReportViewer deals with reports that take a long time to Run. Unfortunately most of the reports that I am dealing with are dealing with huge amounts of data so a solution to inform the user that the report is being loaded is extreamly crucial. Once again would appreciate any further help.

Thanks,

former_member208657
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If you want you can write your own control to show a progress bar based on how long it takes to get the last page number in the report. Check out Business Objects Note 1216240 for details on getting the last page number. Just be sure to store the ReportDocument in session otherwise you'll end up re-processing the report each time you post back to the server.

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/businessobjects-notes

Former Member
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David Thanks. I will try your suggestion and see if it works.

former_member208657
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We introduced a process indicator for the CrystalReportViewer (web) in Crystal Reports 2008. Unfortunately there isn't anything for XI R2 or earlier.

Check this link for some more info, https://boc.sdn.sap.com/node/8035. Look for processingIndicatorDelay and processingIndicatorText.