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Engine not found error running report

Sandy Grewal (1.6k1223) | asked Jul 31 '12, 8:36 a.m.
Getting error "Engine no found for <report_name>"

Krzysztof Ka┼║mierczyk commented Sep 08 '14, 9:02 a.m.

Hi Sandy,
Please clarify when you see such error message. Do you have any steps to reproduce the issue?

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Sandy Grewal (1.6k1223) | answered Jul 31 '12, 8:39 a.m.
The error is usually associated with the Reporting component not finding the appropriate Report Engine to use.
The Reporting component code uses the report extension to determine which Report Engine to use, for example if .rptdesign is the extension of the report the Birt Engine will be used.

If there is no extension to the report file then the appropriate Report Engine will not be found. Or if there there is a different extension and the Report Engine is not registered the error will happen

James Moody commented Jul 31 '12, 9:17 a.m.

Correct - often you'll see this error when trying to create or modify a report resource (report template). If the file ends with .rptdesign, we assume the BIRT engine; if it ends with .dta, we assume the RRDG engine (in 4.0 and later). Otherwise, there is probably no engine registered for that report type.

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