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Distributing VB6 App which uses Crystal Embeddable Designer, license key

Hi all.

I am trying to include a "report designer" using the Embeddable Report Designer tool, to enable user develop its own reports based on a pre-assembled database.

Problem is the "additional license key" thats crystal requires to distribute such component with my app setup.

After a deep research I found how to distribute my VB6 app with all Crystal components they need to run on the target machine.

My scenario is:

- VB6 SP6

- Crystal XI, using RDC and several pre designed .Rpt's

- ActiveX Viewer to show reports.

- Install2go with all VB6 objects plus the crystal merge modules to assemble the setup pack.

Problem is that the feature using the Embeddable Report Designer on the target machine asks for an additional license.

So, "WHERE TO FIND / BUY" this addtional license? How to use it?



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    Oct 16, 2008 at 01:27 PM

    Answer depends on the exact version of CR you are using. Are you using Crystal Reports release 1 (11.0) or release 2 (11.5)?


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    • Former Member Don Williams

      Ok Don. That was my first concern on this thread.

      Thanks for the 'crystal' answers. Spite I was redirected to more 5 or 6 forum topics, like moving to R2, RAS, .NET, etc. and etc.

      About became a dealer or oem partner, thanks for your suggestion.

      In fact I do not feel myself so fast to follow you, lauching new releases and deprecating sets of features.

      By now I'll let my app as much stable as I can, even using (licensed) deprecated features.

      At the end, I still am big fan of CR, since its VB3 bundle version.

      Thanks Ludek too.