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1252491 - Crosstab Crystal Report issues an error


The report is designed as a Crosstab in Crystal Reports XI. Running it from the designer issues the following warning:

"The number of rows or columns exceeds its limit, 65535". When pressed OK to continue, it completes the report and brings out the

correct data, which tipically has only 8000 rows. The problem is that when deployed on Enterprise, it seems that it has no way

to express the problem and needs to be manually after terminated, so the run is allways unsuccessful.

Reproducing the Issue

Original report contained 12 crosstabs - all in different group header sections.

3 of the crosstabs in main group headers utilized 13 rows each

These three crosstabs were causing the issue as their removal resulted in no info message and  report ran to completion.


Info messages were just that - one generated (3 total) for each crosstab that contained more than 65,535 rows.

When scheduled the same report is running in the background so info message have no way of getting user input (clicks) so report simply stays in "running" mode. 


Reduce the number of rows in the crosstab(s) so that they produce less than 65,535 rows.  Breaking the large crosstabs up into smaller crosstabs is the answer so that none are too large.


"65,535"crosstab"running status"scheduled  , KBA , BI-OD-CR , , Problem


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