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Evolution Crystal Reports 2008 to Crystal Reports 2013



We have na executable application that currently encapsulates de Crystal Reports 2008 and uses the runtimes to distribute for our clients to see the reports in desktop computers.

This application was formerly using Crystal Reports XI and COM components. It was with much hard work and commitment that were migrated reports and own application for the platform .NET used by Crystal Reports 2008!

The Evolution of Crystal Reports 2008 is through the Crystal Reports 2013.
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The question now is:

Crystal Reports 2013 allows the use of cr2008 reports (rpt) and distribution of runtimes in our customers?


CR 2013 does  not install any SDK. However you have two options:

1) SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 / 2012, which you can download from here:

2) Keep using the CR 2008 SDK. This SDK fully supports reports created in CR 2013.

For more info see the blog How do you spell confusion; CR for VS, Crystal 2011, BI 4.x and the .NET SDKs

- Ludek

Senior Support Engineer AGS Product Support, Global Support Center Canada

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