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1670453 - RAS Can't Create Objects in Crystal Report Sections Past 40


RAS can create an arbitrary number of sections in a Crystal Report, but any objects created are restricted to the first 40 sections.

If RAS tries to create an object in section number 50, the object will actually be created in section 10 (50 MOD 40).

Reproducing the Issue

Use RAS to create an object in a Crystal Report section number 41 or higher.

A sample is attached,


This is a known limitation of RAS.


The ADAPT has been rejected. This is a hard-coded limitation of the RAS SDK and cannot be changed. To do so would have wide-ranging impact on page- and report- footers and headers, as well as all of the sections after 40.

Customers have asked for this limit to be increased, but Technical Development continues to reject the requests.

See Also

1453198 - Unable to retrieve report objects when there are more than 120 sections in a Crystal Report


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