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Aug 05, 2008 at 01:35 PM

Crystal Reports for Eclipse - Licensing



My company is looking for a reporting solution which can easily be integrated into an existing J2EE web application. CR4E seems to be a very interesting candidate but the license terms are a bit unclear to me.

It is mentionned on your site that the Eclipse plugins needed for development + the runtime JRC are available free of charge. However, this is contradicting the license terms in section 4.9 (Crystal Reports for Eclipse) of the [Business Objects License Agreement|]:

Crystal Reports for Eclipse may be licensed in one of the following ways: 1) In the form of a no-fee Development License which may be downloaded at following completion of the required registration information; or 2) in the form of production use ERE Licenses pursuant to your completion and submission of appropriate ordering documentation and payment of applicable license and Support fees.

1) This section seems to indicate that the purchasing of an ERE license is required to use the product in production. Could you clarify this?

2) Assuming that CR4E can be used in development and production free of charge, I have seen that a keycode is required to remove watermarks from the report and to be able to run the JRC. The website mention that a free registration is needed to obtain this keycode. However, I was able to download the keycode from the site without any registration. Can we use the keycode I downloaded for multiple development environments and in the web applications we are going to deploy in production? Can the keycode expires? What is its purpose if it can be obtained without registration?

Thanks for your help and clarifications