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Version of CR to write reports with that's compatible with .net runtime 2008 (32-bit) on server

I'm looking for guidance on what version of Crystal Reports to Purchase for writing reports to be hosted by a web-server application running Crystal Reports .Net Runtime 2008.

We currently develop reports with Crystal Reports 11.x ( , but are having a compatibility issues with the backend database, which is oracle 12.x.

Crystal 11.x is apparently not compatible with Oracle 12.x. Thus we must upgrade our version of Crystal Reports that we use to develop reports, but don't know what version to purchase.


Our environment:


The web-server app that will be hosting the Crystal Reports we write is an Ellucian product called 'Advance 2015'

* we write reports for this product using Crystal Reports. (currently

* The reports are then uploaded to Advance which makes them available to Advance users

* The web server runs Crystal Reports .Net Runtime? 2008 (but also supports the following versions:

• Crystal Reports .NET Runtime 2008 (32-bit only)
• Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Crystal Reports Server 2008 (32-bit only)
• Crystal Reports Server 2011 (32-bit or 64-bit*)*Windows 2008 R2 only. Windows 2012 / 2012 R2 is only compatible with Crystal Server 2011 in 32-bit mode

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  • Mar 29, 2017 at 05:43 PM

    Any version will work, just don't use features in higher versions of CR that CR 2008 runtime does not support.

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