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Crystal Reports Upgrade Question

Feb 18, 2017 at 12:18 AM

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Hello,

I work in a large government organization as a Crystal Reports administrator. I mostly write and manage Crystal Reports.

Unfortunately we are behind the curve and are still using Crystal Reports XI R2 (version 11.5). Here's our current environment:

Crystal Reports are developed on a desktop environment and placed in a folder in a Windows server. Our customers can run a report from our web interface by choosing a report and selecting appropriate parameters. The report output is placed in another folder and displayed via the web interface for the customers to view or print.

There is a VB script and Crystal Reports API piece that allows connection between the web interface and Oracle DB.

My question is how can we upgrade our current system to Crystal Reports 2016 server version? What would be the licensing cost? Can we still use the existing Crystal Reports (we have about 100 reports)?

Thank you.

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Don Williams
Mar 21, 2017 at 09:23 PM
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Hello,

CR XI R2 is end of life, unfortunately there is no direct replacement for VB scripting. The RDC is end of life.

You need to convert to ASP.NET and write the WEB app in VS 2010 -> 2015 and use CR for VS .NET:

https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Crystal+Reports%2C+Developer+for+Visual+Studio+Downloads

You can use the existing reports but check them, lots of changes to printing since R2.

Don

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