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Two versions in same PC

Post Author: DiegoBrazil

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How to use two versions of Crystal in unique PC of end-user (without installation of Crystal Reports)?

I have reports developed in Crystal Reports 8.5.

I'm trying to use reports developed in Crystal Reports 10 in same PC of old reports developed with version 8.5.

This is possible?

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    Posted on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:30 PM

    Post Author: jehanzeb

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    As far as I have seen it does open the files but with message of limited abilities e.g. I have been using CR XI and then moved onto CR2008. Now each report which is created in CR 2008 cannot be opened into CR XI (well some reports did open with the message limited functionality so cant truly say that it doesn't open them) however every report created in CRXI can be opened into CR 2008.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

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    Posted on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:41 PM

    Post Author: DiegoBrazil

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    Thank you!

    Another question...

    How to make a report, developed in version 8.5, use the DLL of Crystal, version 8.5, and the report, developed in version 10, use the DLL of Crystal, version 10?

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    Posted on Apr 28, 2008 at 09:21 AM

    Post Author: jehanzeb

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    Morning, I didn't understand the question well there.

    Do you mean how to create applications using both 8.5 and 10 dll's? well you import the dll's from the refernces add them into your project and thats all you need.

    If you mean how to create applications using 8.5 dlls on 10? that cannot be done, you have to use 10 dlls and 8.5 dlls with respective versions however, when you develop the application (this means build an application under VS) you can run both versions on a same pc.

    If either of my answers not related to your question please re elaborate your question so I can help you.

    Many thanks

    Regards

    Jehanzeb

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      Hi Jonathan,

      there is no error message, the whole application crahes without message when trying to run the report.

      This seems to happen only with reports based on ADO.NET datasets.

      We are using Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 2.0, version 10.2.0.0 (file version: 10.2.51014.0).

      I don't know details to the 8.5 version which is also installed, but will try to find out more.

      Regards,

      Stefanie

  • Posted on Jun 14, 2008 at 05:49 PM

    Hi,

    I am not sure about version 10 - i've jumped from 8.5 to 9 and them to 11 R2...

    However at one time i needed to have:

    Version 8.5 and version 9 and version 11 R2 all in the same PC and it works (at least for create and change reports - for development i was using only v.11).

    Of course, if i open a report with double-click, it was opened by v11; so for v.8.5 and v.9 i open the editor first and then opened the report.

    My major care was to setup the products in order: V8.5 first, then SPs for this version, then 9, etc.

    Hope this helps!

    Carlos Crespo

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