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1331152 - Report exported to PDF format with bookmarks displays the bookmarks as report name plus a GUID


  • Running a report formatted to export to PDF with bookmarks in a Visual Studio .NET application, the bookmark looks as:



  • SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (2010 / 2012)

Reproducing the Issue

  • Open a report in the Crystal Reports designer
  • Go to the File menu and select Export and Report Export Options
  • Select PDF from the drop down menu and click the OK button
  • Select the option "Create bookmarks from group tree" in the "Export options" dialog and click OK
  • Save the report
  • When this report is exported to PDF, the bookmark will display the name of the report in the Bookmarks section
  • Exporting this same report from a Visual Studio .NET application results in the name displaying as;



  • Open the report in the Crystal reports designer
  • Go to the File menu and select "Summary Info"
  • Type in the report name in the "Title" text box
  • Save the report
  • This report will now display the Bookmark as the report name, as it does in the Crystal Reports designer


  • Solution using CR SDK for .NET:
    Dim crReportDocument As New CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument
    Dim exportFilePath As String = Application.StartupPath + "\exported.pdf"
    Dim myExportOpts As New ExportOptions
    Dim diskOpts As DiskFileDestinationOptions
    diskOpts = ExportOptions.CreateDiskFileDestinationOptions()
    Dim pdfOptions As CrystalDecisions.Shared.PdfFormatOptions = New PdfFormatOptions()
    crReportDocument.Load("C:\tests\Drill Down Group Level.rpt")
    crReportDocument.SummaryInfo.ReportTitle = "Hello World"
    myExportOpts.ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat
    myExportOpts.ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile
    myExportOpts.ExportDestinationOptions = diskOpts
    diskOpts.DiskFileName = exportFilePath
    pdfOptions.CreateBookmarksFromGroupTree = True
    ''Export the report
    ''Display a message letting the user know the export is complete
    MessageBox.Show("Report exported to: '" & exportFilePath & "'")



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