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How to redistribute Crystal Reports 2011 Legacy/COM

We have just purchased Crystal Reports 2011. Now, we are trying to build an installation package, but we cannot find any information on what is required to redistribute this version, either in our installation or online.

Please tell me where there is a clear description of what files are required in resistributing Crystal Reports 2011 (Legacy/COM) and procudures for installing them.

We have *.rpt files that define our reports, and we use the CR Viewer to allow users of our software to view their reports.

I have also searched this forum, but I must not be using the expected keywords. Thanks, in advance.

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  • Jun 27, 2011 at 02:08 PM

    Legacy com = RDC?

    1) RDC last shipped in CR XI R2 (11.5). You are now using CR 2011 (v.14.x)

    2) CR 2011 has no SDK included. No RDC, no .NET, no Java


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  • Jun 27, 2011 at 02:11 PM


    There is no SDK with CR 2011. Only one available now is CR for Visual Studio 2010, compliments CR 2011 Designer.

    The RDC COM report engine was dropped in CR XI R2 ( version 11.5 )

    No option but to upgrade your app to .NET and the CR Assemblies for .NET.

    See this page for the free download and other info: ( bottom of that page ).

    Only other option if you are still using the RDC ( craxdrt.dll ) is to use CR XI R2, it's end of support now though, meaning no more patches available.

    Thank you


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