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1351305 - No data returned when reporting of a Bex Query in Crystal Reports and using wildcard characters in the parameter


  • No data returned in Crystal Reports
  • Reporting of SAP BEx Query that filter data on at least one parameter in Crystal Reports.
  • Returns no data in Crystal Reports when entering a wildcard character for the parameter (variable)
  • Returns data in BEx Analyzer When entering a wildcard character for the variable (parameter)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In SAP Query Designer, create a new BEx Query
  2. Add rows, and filter on a variable that accept text
  3. Save the new BEx Query
  4. Create a new report in Crystal Reports of the BEx Query
    ( The variable will be added as a parameter in Crystal Reports )
  5. Refresh the report, and in the parameter, enter a wildcard character like the asterisk (*) to return all the data starting with specific character(s).

Example: If you have the following values in the data source:


In BEx Analyzer, if you enter the following in the variable:


Then it will return the following in BEx Analyzer:


When reporting of the same BEx Query in Crystal Reports and entering in the parameter:


It returns no data in Crystal Reports

  • Crystal Reports with the SAP Integration Kit
    • Crystal Reports XI
    • Crystal Reports XI R2
    • Crystal Reports 2008


Crystal Reports with SAP Integration Kit pass the information entered in the parameter as a single value and it therefore can't find anything that match in the data source.


Limitation of Crystal Reports with SAP Integration Kit


Crystal Reports, CR, BEx Query, SAP Integration Kit, Parameter, variable, Wildcard characters , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2