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Crystal Reports, developer version for Visual Studio - Purchase upgrade for use in production

I am upgrading from CR 2008 where I was using Crystal Reports in a .NET Framework 3.5 web project. I am upgrading our web project to .NET Framework 4.5.2.

I just installed Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio which seems to have given me newer assemblies from version 12 to version 13.

I updated my references to version 13 and now my Crystal Reports seem to be running fine in my .NET Framework 4.5.2 web project.

I am not sure what version of Crystal Reports I am running now? So how do I go about purchasing the upgrade and making sure it runs when I deploy my project to the production web server?

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  • Hi Steve,

    I removed "Portal Migration and Upgrade" from your tags, as your question is not related to the SAP Enterprise Portal. Please be careful about selecting the appropriate tags for your questions.


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    Apr 04, 2017 at 02:47 PM

    On the download page there is a link to the Licensing doc for this product.

    Check there:

    You can use any version of Crystal Reports, mostly, but we recommend updating the RPT files to be the version as the SDK. CR for VS is version 13.x and related CR Designers is Version 14.x


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    Apr 04, 2017 at 05:50 PM


    I've been on that page... it's a bit confusing. But I think I found my answer in those documents.

    Seems like the version of Crystal Reports that I upgraded to (Crystal Reports for Visual Studio v13) does not include a runtime engine and is a free version which can run from a web server.

    So it looks like I don't need to purchase an upgrade. Does that sound right?

    Thanks for your help!

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