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May 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM



I have been developing in VS2010 using SAP Crystal Reports 2008. I installed Crystal Reports for VS2010 and have been developing using this. Just recently I loaded an earlier project and it asked if I wanted to upgrade to the more recent version of Crystal Reports and I said yes. However the Crystal Report Viewer now fails to display the report, it comes back with "Failed To Load Database Information". If I try and load the rpt file into Crystal within VS2010 I get the same error message but with the extended information that the crdb_xml.dll database connector could not be loaded. The report was developed within SAP Crystal Reports 2008 and use XML file as the datasource.

I assume the CR for VS2010 installs into C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win32_x86 directory and I can confirm that the crdb_xml.dll is missing.

While the C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0\win32_x86 directory which I assume is the directory for SAP Crystal Reports 2008 does contain the crdb_xml.dll file.

If my assumptions as to the problem are correct, that is, the Crystal Reports for VS 2010 does not have the crdb_xml.dll installed, where can I obtain the correct version of this DLL?