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Oct 16, 2008 at 08:19 PM

Crystal Reports Version With Compile Option


I am in dire need of a version of Crystal Reports with the Compile Option.

My hard drive died recently with our only copy of Crystal Reports 7.

I do have a Crystal Reports CD Version 7 *Upgrade* which I cannot install because I don't have a version to upgrade.

I searched your site for information regarding the compile reports option and found the following, however, I cannot find "scr8_distr_expert.exe" at: which is mentioned in the article below.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Gisele Lamontagne.

Document Type "Business Objects Notes"

1211795 - Compiled Reports for Crystal Reports 8 and 8.5

Language: English Version: 1 Validity: 07.03.2000 - active


Crystal Reports 5, 6, and 7 included functionality

to compile a report and distribute reports through

the Report Distribution Expert. Compiling a report

creates an executable (EXE) file that can open and

run the report outside of the Crystal Reports

Designer. The Report Distribution Expert creates a

setup package that allows Compiled Reports to be

run on computers without the Crystal Reports


In Crystal Reports 8.0 and 8.5, these features are

no longer available under the 'Report' menu, as

they were in previous versions.

Are Compiled Reports and the Report Distribution

Expert available with Crystal Reports 8.0 or 8.5?


Compiled Reports and the Report Distribution

Expert are available as a download from Business

Objects Support web site. Search for

"scr8_distr_expert.exe" at:

Compiled Reports and the Report Distribution

Expert are only supported in the Developer Edition

of Crystal Reports.



Compiled reports functionality is not supported

after Crystal Reports version 8.5. Search for

knowledge base article c2011739.

We recommend using the Report Application Server

(RAS) to provide end users with interactive report

viewing capabilities.

For information on the RAS,

please download 'intro_ras.pdf' from:



CR8 CRF EXE DISTRIBUTE DOWNLOAD Crystal Reports Compiled Reports Report Distribution Expert , c2006523

Released on 28.05.2000 02:00:00

Current Release Status Released to Customer

Target Release Status Released to Customer

Category Problem

Application Area BOJ-ERQ-CR

Product Version CRYSTAL REPORTS 8