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Crystal Reports Upgrade to Crystal Reports 2016

I'm upgrading my existing .Net application using Crystal Reports (2008).

1. I'm planning to re-compile my existing *.rpt reports using SAP Crystal Reports version 2016 and

2. Install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio (version 13.0.200) on my development machine using Visual Studio 2017 (VB.NET) / MS Framework 4.7 as main compiler.

Please advise if the above configuration would work or compatible.



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    Posted on Jun 06, 2019 at 04:10 PM

    13.0.200 is the assembly version - it doesn't change with every service pack of the SDK, only with major updates. Be sure you go through this wiki to get information about possible changes you may need to make to your code. There is also a link to the download page for the SDK (it no longer comes packaged with either VS or Crystal) further down on that page - you'll want to get the latest version which, I believe, is currently SP25. When you get to the actual download page, you'll use the orange button to download the VS integration. The blue buttons are for the various types of runtime installs that are available for deploying your application. I would go ahead and download the runtime install at the same time as you get the VS integration install, but do not install the runtime on your development machine. You'll do this because the runtime version that you use to deploy your app must match the version used to develop/compile your application in VS.

    I'm pretty sure the wiki page also contains a link to the Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for the latest version of the SDK. The PAM will let you know what versions of other software, such as the .NET framework, will work with the current version of the SDK.


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