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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Crystal Report (.rpt) files must first be placed in a folder designated as the Report Directory for the RAS. The RAS interacts only with reports in this folder and its subfolders. An “access denied” error results from attempting to access reports outside of this folder.

The RAS Configuration Manager sets the Report Directory. In a default installation, the Report Directory points to the location of the sample reports folder.

After setting the report directory, there are several ways to designate a report file.

For example, the ras prefix can be used:

ras://D:\directory\reportname.rpt

The location on the RAS machine of reportname.rpt is given by this string.

It is not necessary to always key in the ras prefix because it ...

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