Printing in MARIProject after installation of SBO 9.3 PL04
As announced, Patch Level 04 by SAP Business One 9.3 was released on May 4, 2018. Unfortunately, PL04 contains a new Crystal Reports version that causes issues when printing with MARIProject.
SAP installs Crystal Reports version 13.0.22 (13.0.3500.00) on all Clients where SAP Business One version 9.3 PL04 is being installed. When trying to print, users receive an error message like the following:
.NET aims for an automatical version redirection, but unfortunately SAP does not completely uninstall the prior version 13.0.16 (13.0.2000.00). The .NET part remains installed, but does not work anymore.
To print successfully, a configuration file needs to be created that redirects MARIProject to the new version. Unfortunately, MARINGO is not able to integrate this redirection in MARIProject since SAP Business One version 9.3 PL04 is not installed on all Clients and with all customers.
The same issue applies for Web Server and Web Service. Usually the SBO Client is not installed on the Web Server (IIS Internet Information Services) so that the Crystal Reports version may not be modified.
If Crystal Reports version 13.0.22 (available with SBO 9.3 PL4) is installed, the following actions are required on the respective Client:
< V5.5.001 (10.05.2018)
|MARIProject Version 5.5.001, 5.6.000 and following|
main program, add-on
|MARIWebClient||Manually amend web.config||Save web.config as new with the Administrator|
|MARIWebService||Manually amend web.config||Save web.config as new with the Administrator|
(Only use Crystal Reports if service jobs are activated.)
|Manual creation MARIService.exe.config||Manual creation MARIService.exe.config|
|MARIDemoBrowser||Amend MARIDemoBrowser.exe.config||MARIDemoBrowser – Start Administrator|
Suggestions for MARIProject version 5.5.001 and following
MARIProject version 5.5.001 will be released on May 9, 2018.
You can look up in the version information (main program and Web Client) which Crystal Reports version you have installed.
If you see one of the following messages:
- ”2011/2013 SP16 13.0.22“ or
- ”Crystal Reports: The Crystal Reports runtime is not installed, is damaged or could not be found. 13.0.16 (COM version: 13.0.22)”
then printing is not possible. (”SP16“ comes from .net. ”13.0.22“ comes from the actually installed version).
First print check
When opening the first report, MARIProject checks if printing is possible. When the following error message appears, please perform the modifications described below.
Start MARIProjectAdministrator locally (you or your IT administrator). The necessary .config file will be created automatically. For this, administrative write permissions in the installation directory are required.
Please start the MARIProjectAdministrator as local administrator so that files can be written in the directory. (Default directory C:\Programs\MARINGO Computers\MARIProject\).
When starting, the configuration files will be checked. If you answer “Yes”, the corrected file will be written and the user is able to print again. (Repeat this step with the 32-bit version of the Administrator.)
The web.config file has to be amended on all Web Servers if the new Crystal Reports version was installed on the corresponding Web Server. To do so, open “WebServer > Settings”.
In the line “Crystal Reports Version”, you see the versions (32 bit and 64 bit, if applicable) on the right.
If the version is 13.0.22, please select “Enable Crystal Link to 13.0.22”. This setting is described in the web.config file.
Subsequently, open the web.config (C:\Program Files\MARINGO Computers\MARIProject\DemoBrowser\wwwroot\web.config) with an editor. The first two lines look like this:
<?xml version=“1.0″ encoding=“utf-8″ standalone=“yes“?>
Change the second line to “<configuration>” and save the file.
Having done this, you are able to print from the Web Client.
(Note: When saving the web.config, all active connections will be lost).
If you work on a terminal server with 64-bit applications and still have printing issues, then you should update 32-bit Crystal Reports Runtime (even if you do not use 32-bit applications). The corresponding setup can be found in the setup directory of the 32-bit SAP Business One Client.
The SOAP interface can also print and return the created PDF’s. In the Administrator, open “WebServer > MARI WebService SOAP Settings“ and activate “Enable Crystal Link to 13.0.22“.
Suggestions for older MARIProject versions (< 5.5.001 )
If you are unable to install the latest MARIProject version, you can perform the following steps manually. If applicable, you can manually allocate the file “MARIProject64.exe.config“ or “MARIProject32.exe.config“ in the network.
MARIProject main progam
Option A: No file “MARIProject64.exe.config“ or “MARIProject32.exe.config“ exists yet.
Create the respective file with the following content:
Save the file in UTF-8 format. Alternatively, the file can be downloaded here:
- Download MARIProject32.exe.config: https://uk.maringo.de/linkto.php?To=341
- Download MARIProject64.exe.config: https://uk.maringo.de/linkto.php?To=342
Option B: The file “MARIProject64.exe.config” or “MARIProject32.exe.config” already exists.
Open the file in a text editor and enter the inner content in the <configuration> <runtime> section.
Do the same with the “web.config“ file on your Web Server. Again, a section needs to be included between <configuration> <runtime>.
Hint: if the <configuration> does contain a xmlns=”…”, please delete the namespace.
The same applies for the “web.config“ file in the Web Service.