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Topic Title: Task to schedule an email of a crystal report as a pdf file
Topic Summary: Cryatsl Reports 2011 to PDF
Created On: 05/22/2013 08:52 PM
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 05/22/2013 08:52 PM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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I am brand new to Automate - looking for some direction.

Could som one guide me how to create a job from scratch to run a crystal report - and email the result as a pdf file.

I have sucessfully set up a task to schedule an email of a crystal report however it is attachedto the email as the .rpt file (as I would ecxpect). I need guidance on how to changefile type to PDF.



 05/23/2013 11:46 AM
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Osmar Rosales

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Hi Paul,

Thank you for your post. You can use the 'Run' action to open the crystal report application. You can also use the 'Interactive' actions to move mouse, select, send keystrokes, click, etc. We also recommend adding a few 'Wait > Pause' actions since the windows will need time to load before proceeding to the next step. As for converting .rpt to .pdf, unfortunately, at the moment, AM/BPA doesn't have an action for file conversion. You should be able to accomplish the conversion using any other 3rd party software/application, then setting it in the 'Email' action to send.

Osmar Rosales
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Network Automation, Inc.

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 07/23/2013 05:19 AM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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Hello Paul,    Crystal Reports has a feature to export to a PDF.  File -> Export -> Export Report.  Choose PDF.  You should be able to use Automates interactive feature Osmar describes to export through Crystal Reports.Lori S

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