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2592177 - Crystal Report for Visual Studio WEB application throws an error “Failed to Render Report" when an empty BLOB field is used


In a WEB application reporting on a field with an image in it in MS SQL Server ( not tested on any other DB ) using ODBC or OLE DB generates a "Failed to Render Report" error message if the field is empty.

Works in CR DEsigner and a Windows Desk top application.


Crystal Reports, Developer for Visual Studio SP 21 and SP 22

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a report based on a BLOB field in CR Designer.
  2. Add that report to a simple WEB app
  3. Run the app
  4. When rendering the page the message is thrown.


This issue has been escalated to R&D for a solution in CR for VS SP 23


Failed to Render Report, cr for vs, BLOB, ODBC, Native 11, WEB app , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio