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1685693 - Error: “Return code 6” while saving the report to the BW server.


Unable to save Crystal Reports to the BW server

Error: "Return code 6" while saving the report to the BW server.


  • Crystal Reports 2008 SP3
  • SAP Integration Kit XI 3.1 SP3
  • SAP BW 7.01 EHP1 SP5

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a report using SAP BW as a datasource.
  2. From SAP toolbar try to publish to BW server.


Multiple version of Crystal Reports (Crystal Reports 2008 and Crystal Reports 2011) are installed on same machine.


Uninstall the multiple versions of Crystal Reports and install only one version.


KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011, feature pack 03