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May 11, 2020 at 10:10 PM

Upgrade application from Crystal Reports 2008 to Crystal Reports 2016...

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Hi There,

I had a request to upgrade Crystal Report from 2008 to 2016. I learnt that 2016 support 2008 reports so I downloaded only “CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_27.msi” for 32-bit application and installed on my system. But application did not work because it failed to find assemblies in GAC. I checked in “C:\Windows\assembly” folder and found only one assembly with the name “CrystalDecisions.Data.AdoDotNetInterop”.

Then I installed “CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_12.msi” and application worked fine.

1) Now I want to know if I need to buy license for crystal 2016? I only need runtime “CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_12.msi” or “CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_27.msi” for my reports generation. For RPT design I am already using licensed Crystal 2008.

2) Also, why “CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_27.msi” failed to install the assemblies in GAC (“C:\Windows\assembly”). Are there any dependencies missing in machine that I am using? I have .NET 3.5 and 4.0 installed on machine.

Note: I am not using crystal for personal use.