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1219503 - Error: ""definition of Main Report is invalid"" when using .NET application


When attempting to view a report in the Report Viewer using a Visual Studio .NET application, the following error message appears:


"The definition of Main Report is invalid. The report definition is not valid. Details: Invalid character in the given encoding."


Why does this error message appear and how do you resolve it?



SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008


VISUAL STUDIO 2005 DOTNET DOT NET REPORT DEFINITION NOT VALID CHARACTER Crystal Reports .NET 2005 Application Error Viewing Report , c2018427 , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem

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