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Upgrade Old reports

We currently have Crystal Reports XIR2

And are looking to upgrade to SAP Crystal Reports 2016.

I have downloaded the trial and found that when we

Open any of our older reports none of our dynamic prompts populate.

Also any lists of variables don’t populate either.

If we manually rebuild the report everything works as it should.

We currently do not have Crystal Reports server, but are considering buying it with this

Upgrade if we can get the reports to work.

We don’t want to have to rebuild all the reports manually, we have over 600 of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

For informational purposes we get the same results if we open the reports in Crystal Reports 2008 and 2016.

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  • Feb 28, 2018 at 06:11 PM

    Hi Bob,

    From a SAP BI platform server standpoint, typical upgrade path is to go to XIR2 SP2+ or XI 3.1 - and them migrate to BI 4.x which is done using the UMT. Althought i havent seen if this works, If you are doing this manually, you would want to open with Crystal reports at SP2 level or 3.1 at least, and then upgrade it to 2016.

    Here are some resources -

    Please check out the below link "upgrade" section for some resources and tips to upgrading your content -

    regards. Shiva

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    • Former Member

      These are actual stand alone reports that wont display the List of Values in any newer version of SAP Crystal Reports.

      I can also not save them to my newly installed Crystal Reports Server, Crystal just hangs and the window header indicates "Not Responding"