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Jan 19, 2008 at 04:11 AM

Software migration questions- from Crystal 9 or 11 to CR4E


Hello, this is my first post here.

I'm a system's analyst and I have been working with crystal reports since 2003. My company's product has a report module and basically its architecture is based on jsp, java, asp and crystal reports ( we have over 200 reports ).

My first big task related to that architeture was making it able to support crystal XI as well, I was able to do it in about 1 week.

Yesterday I started designing a project in order to eliminate dictionary labels in .mdb files, and putting them on .properties files or direct in database. Looking for some ideas on how to do it, I was able to find out cr4e version.

I already downloaded it, installed and imported some reports into it, and it worked great.

Now, taking a closer look at this new version of crystal reports I was wondering if I could put it into my project. The main idea is to elimante the asp pages, odbc connections and those label dictionaries I have in mdb format.

My first question is: which libraries should I carry to my existing application?

I mean, I already have a application done and I don't want to start a new one, I just want to add to my application the libraries that I really need to make it works.

The second question: Am I able to do such things as I did on ASP pages using JSP with those libraries? For example, I used to replace labels within a report just by making connections on asp, running through the report sessions and replacing its labels depending on user's language.

Hopefully, If I could do it I'b be able to make the application's performance better.

Well, if someone is able to answer those questions I'd able to continue my project and then migrate to this new version and see how it goes.

Thank you very much.