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Open Business Objects report with J2SE

843810 Member Posts: 46,938
edited Mar 3, 2010 3:31PM in Java Desktop Applications
Hi, How can I do to open a Business Objects report with J2SE aplicattion?


  • 843810
    843810 Member Posts: 46,938
    edited Feb 11, 2010 10:49AM
    Well, if it's a Java class you could try to load it. If it's an executable, you could use ProcessBuilder to run it. If it's a propietary file type from some 3rd party, you could pay for the file specc to read it, but it would probably we way cheaper to just use thier product to view it--look back to ProcessBuilder to run the product and pass the filename you want to run.

    Anything more than that you'll have to actually tell detail about what you want to do.
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    843810 Member Posts: 46,938
    edited Mar 3, 2010 3:31PM
    Depending on the version of Crystal Reports / Business Objects you have, there are Java libraries you can use to connect to the Business Objects Application server. I spent a lot of time on BO's website figuring it out. In the end i only needed a few libraries to connect, and ask the server to print a report. I remember that there was a way to have the server send a pdf as a binary stream, that you could then save as a pdf file and read. You can do a lot more with the SDK, to the extent of creating your own report creation tool. If you would like some specifics, i might be able to find the some of the documentation i used. It all came from the BO website.

    Wish i could be more help

    Edited by: Chipper on Mar 3, 2010 3:29 PM
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