- Dynamic parameters are converted to static parameters.
- Prompts with dynamic list of values does not list any values, after converting the report to Crystal Reports for Enterprise.
- Report converted from Crystal Reports to Crystal Reports for Enterprise, based on a stored procedure or command object, that contains dynamic parameters or dynamic cascading parameters, are converted to static parameters.
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- SAP Crystal Reports 2013
- SAP Crystal Reports 2016
- SAP Crystal Reports 2020
- SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
- SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.2
- SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.3
Reproducing the Issue
- In Crystal Reports, create a report off a parametarized stored procedure, or a command object with parameters.
- Set the stored procedure parameter or command object parameter to be dynamic and select a List of Values created in the Business View Manager.
- When refreshing the report, the prompt display a dynamic list of values, or dynamic cascading list of values.
- Save the report.
- In Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1, open the report created in Crystal Reports with dynamic parameters.
- Under the menu "Data", select "Set Data Source Location...", and point the report to a Managed Relational Connection.
- Once the report is converted, notice the dynamic parameters have no list of values.
- When editing the parameter, notice it has been converted to static parameter, and it is not possible to convert it to a dynamic parameter.
- In Crystal Reports, the stored procedure parameter were assigned dynamic list of values (LOV), that were created in the Business View Manager.
- Since Crystal Reports for Enterprise does not support Business Views, the Managed Dynamic Parameter in a report created in Crystal Reports, will be converted to a static parameter with an empty List of Values in Crystal Reports for Enterprise.
- Also, in Crystal Reports for Enterprise, it is not possible to modify a stored procedure parameter to be dynamic.
- As a workaround in Crystal Reports for Enterprise, create a new report off a table, then create a dynamic parameter, and finally insert the converted report based on a stored procedure as a subreport in the Report Footer section, and link the dynamic main report parameter, to the subreport stored procedure parameter.
- In Crystal Reports for Enterprise, create a new report off a table that contains the database fields used for the List of Values.
- Create a new parameter on the main report.
- Set the parameter to be dynamic based on the table database field.
- Insert the converted report that is based on a stored procedure with parameter, as a subreport in the Report Footer section.
- Link the main report parameter, to the subreport stored procedure parameter.
- For formatting purposes:
- Filter the main report data to only return one record.
- Suppress all the report sections, except the Page Header, Page Footer, and the Report footer.
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