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Crystal XI R2 x64 Runtime

I have read several posts on how to downgrade your .NET application to run older versions of x64 runtime, essentially 10.2 and 10.5. All of our new reports are being build on XI R2 functionality, which is not fully available in the older version (and the older versions are clunky at best, if you can get it to function). In addition, licensing on the 10.x version of Crystal Reports is much more restrictive and requires additional cost for internal organization deployment.

In addition to the above, almost all new servers (at least the enterprise ones we buy), are standard 64 bit. As we build mostly web enabled application and they all run 64 bit, downgrading IIS to run 32 bit on our web servers is not feasible in our environment. Also, to restrict 64 bit machines to 32 bit processing defeats the purpose of the new architecture and limits the effective use of available server memory.

My big question is this, when is SAP going to offer a x64 bit version of the Crystal XI R2 product? The documentation on both the XI R2 SP4 and SP5 documentation states that it will run x64 on x64, but not such runtime package seems to be available. Input on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your response.

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  • Apr 09, 2009 at 07:03 PM

    In addition, licensing on the 10.x version of Crystal Reports is much more restrictive and requires additional cost for internal organization deployment.

    - not sure that this is true... or perhaps don't understand the actual issue there((?)

    +My big question is this, when is SAP going to offer a x64 bit version of the Crystal XI R2 product? +

    - I suspect never. Currently shipping product is Crystal reports 2008 (12.0) and it is not 64 bit. Perhaps the next version of CR, but I have not heard anything about that.

    The documentation on both the XI R2 SP4 and SP5 documentation states that it will run x64 on x64, but not such runtime package seems to be available.

    There is a difference between what OS the product will ruin on (64, yes) and the runtime it must use (32 bit). E.g; you can run CR XI r2, or CR 2008 on a 64 bit OS, but you will still need to use 32 bit runtime.

    As it happens I am working on a document that I hope clarifies the issue. I am attaching the doc here. Keep in mind that this doc is not completed. I'd consider it a late "beta"...

    Ludek

    P.S.; as you surmise, running CR XI + reports in CR 10.x is not a good idea - if these reports take advantage of features such as cascading or dynamic parameters, xcelsius, flash, etc.

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