Exclude crystal report embedding when building the ASP.Net web site


If you have worked with ASP.Net web applications which include number of crystal reports as part of that, you might have experienced it takes a long time to build the web site. This happens, because by default crystal reports are set to be embedded as a resource.In default your “web.config” displays as follows.

Web config default configuration for crystal report

To resolve this, you can simply modify the embedRptInResource=”false” as follows.

<businessObjects>
    <crystalReports>
        <rptBuildProvider>
            <add embedRptInResource="false"/>
        </rptBuildProvider>
    </crystalReports>
</businessObjects>
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