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Unknown Crystal Report Template Version

I have been assigned to a project originally written in VB4 with Crystal Reports templates written in 1996. Although the code was successfully converted to another language, I am unable to open the CR template with CR 8.5 or CR 11.5. Does anyone know how to determine what version the CR templates were created in with only the *.rpt? Is there a method to open the templates if they will not open in CR 8.5 or CR 11.5? There are calulations within each report that are nearly impossible to reverse engineer. Also, anyone that knew anything about them is no longer around.


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  • Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Can you attach one of these "templates"?

    Click on "Use advanced editor"

    Rename the template extension to txt


    BTW., what is the extension on these templates?

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    • Oh, one more thing. The report appears to be using two unlinked tables. This is never a good idea as CR is a relational database writing utility. And by definition, unlinked tables have no relationship...

      And actually, when you try this with a new report, you will get a warning that you should not be doing this type of design.

      - Ludek

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