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1182991 - Error: "Failed to open the connection..." on Crystal Reports Server when viewing Auditor reports


You've added an auditing license to Crystal Reports Server XI Release 2 or 2008V0, but when viewing the Auditor reports, the following error message appears:

"Failed to open the connection, <report name>
Unable to retreive Object.
Failed to open the connection. <report name>"


Crystal Reports Server does not support reporting from universes. A Web Intelligence Report Server is needed to process reports based on universes.  The bundled Auditor reports are provided in Crystal Reports format and Web Intelligence format. Both of these reports are based on the Activity universe.


If an aditional Auditing license has been added to the Crystal Reports Server, you can enable auditing. However, you must create custom reports directly from the Audit database and not the Activity universe.
You can reference the Audit database schema in the BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2 Auditor's Guide as well as the BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2 Deployment and Configuration Guide. These guides are included with your installation disk.


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