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1647998 - Unable to access hyperlink of inserted sub-report in primary Crystal report


Unable to access hyperlink of inserted sub-report in primary Crystal report


  • Crystal Reports 2008

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Launch Crystal Reports 2008 Designer.
  2. Create a new Crystal report [main_doc].
  3. Create another Crystal report [sub_doc] with Cross tab and setting hyperlink in the cell.
  4. Insert report [sub_doc] into the PH section of report [main_doc].
  5. Save and then open the report [main_doc] from InfoView.
    =>Hyperlink in inserted sub-report [sub_doc] cannot be accessed.

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The behavior is by design as the sub-report has been inserted to primary report as one object.
It's impossible to access the separated component in sub-report.

Please refer to the related content in Crystal Reports 2008 User's Guide.

---------From Crystal Reports 2008 User's Guide------------------------
Is inserted as an object into a primary report; it cannot stand on its own
(although a sub-report can be saved as a primary report).


Workaround: Click the link to sub-report in primary report and access the hyperlink in sub-report directly.

See Also

Crystal Reports 2008 User Guide:


CR, main-report, child-report, unavailable , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1