Crystal Reportr Viewer 2008
We are still using Crystal Reports 8.5 and have lots of reports developed on it.
We would like to know can Crystal Report Viewer 2008 can be installed on the same machine which has Cyrstal Reports 8.5.
Can Crystal Reports Viewer 2008 use Crystal Reports 8.5 rpt files.
Blair Wheadon replied
Crystal Reports Viewer 2008 cannot consume RPT files in v8.5 or earlier.
The reason is that v8.5 RPT files and earlier did not use Unicode, and the Crystal Reports Viewer 2008 requires unicode compliant RPT files. It will work with RPT files v9 or later.
You can read all the details on what the viewer supports by referring to the readme file on [help.sap.com|http://help.sap.com/].
It is fully side-by-side compatible with other Crystal Reports versions and can coexist on machines with other versions of Crystal Reports installed - including 8.5 or older.