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Need CRforVS version compatible with 3rd party app

My company has an ERP system that uses / requires CR Runtime to print more than 100 reports/forms/etc., and this ERP system is our life-blood (ECi M1 if interested). This is true in their latest release (this year) which we JUST upgraded to. I also inherited an internal VB.Net app that I maintain / update regularly that has several critical Crystal Reports in it. I can't seem to find a CRforVS installer that is version-compatible with the ERP system, meaning that we have found ourselves in a situation where the ERP system (which we cannot change) forces us to install a runtime that is incompatible with any available CR version for use in the development of our internal application. Both of these applications need to run on practically every PC in the company. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted on Jul 20, 2020 at 02:12 PM

    The config solution that Ido mentions can be found in the Crystal for VS wiki:

    Look for which has an example of the config file setting. Just above that is a link to an SAB KB article that explains the solution.


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  • Posted on Jul 19, 2020 at 01:01 PM

    If you can use 64-bit data connectivity in your own app, simply use the 64-bit option to avoid conflict with the 32-bit ERP runtime.

    Otherwise, search this forum for a procedure involving an exe.config to redirect the ERP to use a later SP of the Crystal runtime.

    Or build the internal app with a version prior to SP21.

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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 08:13 PM

    Only one version of the runtime is allowed on the same PC.

    Info Ido/Dell posted above has your answer.

    Uninstall the old version, install the new version and add the config file to do the redirect.


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