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Crystal Reports Merge Module and PDF Export

Hi there! I have a question about installing my program with Crystal Reports as our reporting tool. Currently, I'm installing our program(VB.NET, .NET 4.5.2 framework, entity 6, WiX installer) and I use a merge module (CRRuntime13_0_13.msm) inside the installer to allow us to view many crystal reports inside our program. Everything seems to work fine(as far as viewing the report) when we are running the application on a deployment machine. What fails, though, is the exporting to PDF(which is a huge need for us) and maybe a few other formats. If I download and run the seems to work perfectly fine, export and all! Is there anyway to get this functionality with the merge module or do I have to install the runtime? Also, on a side topic...can someone explain to me if there is any difference between doing a merge module over runtime or runtime over merge module? Does it mess with any other version of crystal or anything like that?

Thanks in advance!

Josh W.

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as an update for my PDF export issue, By switching out the merge module to 13_0_14 seemed to take care of my issue. I've run through multiple tests in our program where I export manually and programmatically export and it works fine!

There must be an issue with the 13_0_13 export dll's inside the module.

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