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Crystal Report migration from 2008

Hello Everyone.

We have a client who wants to migrate from crystal 2008 to Business Objects 4.1 latest version. Based on my understanding, crystal 2008 content has to be migrated to crystal 2013 before it could be migrated to BO 4.1 environment. I have the following question, please advise:

1- Is migration of Crystal 2008 to Crystal 2011 seemless ?

2- Is crystal 2013 a standalone installation ? if yes, then does it share the repository with business 4.0 Objects?

3- I have been reading that crystal 2013 has limited functionalities with .unv universes, what are the limitations?

4- what features from crystal 2013 are not yet supported in crystal for enterprise 4.1 sp6 e.g.

5- Can we just install crtsyal 2013 and open reports from crystal 2008 or there needs to be migration tool involved?

6- brief idea of crystal 2013 platform installation?

7- considerations for migration from crystal 2013 to crystal for enterprise 4.1 SP6 considering all data sources are relational?


Sheikh Hassan Ayub


Installation of BI 4.1 has nothing to do with the CR 2013 designer.

BI 4.1 installs everything it needs - 32-bit services, 64-services etc.

CR 2013 designer is a separate installer, usually installed on client machines. You connect to the BI 4.1 repository via the 'Repository Explorer' using the Enterprise credentials.


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