Crystal Report

Crystal Report

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

CrystalReportSource1.ReportDocument.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, Response, False, “Registration Reports”)

This occurs because the Login credentials provided are not valid.  In particular, you cannot change SERVER or DATABASE with

SetDatabaseLogon(User, Password, Server, Database)



              First:        Dim Server As String = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings(“DBServer”)

              Second:    Dim Database As String = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings(“Database”)

              Third:       Dim User As String = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings(“DBUser”)

              Last:         Dim Password As String = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings(“DBPassword”)


                ‘ The following set of code is necessary to dynamically change the SERVER and DATABASE.

                Dim ci As CrystalDecisions.Shared.ConnectionInfo = New ConnectionInfo()

                ci.Type = ConnectionInfoType.CRQE

                ci.ServerName = Server

                ci.DatabaseName = Database

                ci.UserID = User

                ci.Password = Password

                Dim tli As TableLogOnInfo = New TableLogOnInfo()

                tli.ConnectionInfo = ci

                Dim t As CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.Table

                For Each t In CrystalReportSource1.ReportDocument.Database.Tables


                Next t

                CrystalReportSource1.ReportDocument.SetParameterValue(“@var1”, Request.QueryString(“param1”))

                ‘ The following will fail if the login fails:

                ‘        “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

                ‘        “Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”

                CrystalReportSource1.ReportDocument.ExportToHttpResponse(ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat, Response, False, “Registration Reports”)


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Building additional SQL views in Aptify Association and Membership Management Software can sometimes require you to use SQL temporary tables in your view.

If you then attempt to create a database object from said view:

You will get an Aptify Exception error that will include “Views or functions are not allowed on temporary tables. Table names that begin with ‘#’ denote temporary tables.”

To get around this problem:

Take the T-SQL involving the temp table and port it into a table-based function that is called by the view.

The issue comes from the way Aptify enumerates everything returned by the SELECT statement and cannot handle temp tables in a view. Functions don’t have the same restrictions, though, and can be used to return the needed data.

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