Creating Report in .NET 2003 but Deploying on Server that has Crysal XI
I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction. We have an application that we built for a customer some time ago using Visual Studio .NET 2003. We used the Crystal Reports version that came with Visual Studio .NET 2003.
The customer would like to modify the report (.RPT) from their end. They have Crystal Reports XI which we currently do not own.
My question is this, how do we go about re-compiling our application (since it's the one that prints the Crystal Report) to use the Crystal Reports XI that's on the client's PC without us having Crystal Reports XI?
Hopefully this question makes sense. Please let me know if you require any additional information.
Thanks in advance.
Ludek Uher replied
Hello Val. the answer in a nut shell is; you can not. You will have to obtain version XI, recompile your app and distribute the CR XI runtime to the customer's computer.
Now, there is this to consider for you; As long as the customer does not use new features in CR XI, the CR 9 runtime will be able to run those reports. Most used new feature is parameter prompting, so if they stay away from that your app should be able to handle those reports.