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Nov 03, 2011 at 06:37 PM

Upgrade of Crystal Reports from version 7 to 2011.


I have a LIMS system that uses Crystal 7 to generate Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for products that my company produces. The LIMS app resides on a terminal server and user connect to the terminal server via citrix. The app has been around since 2000 and is running on Windows Server 2000. The crystal 7 is apparently a runtime version.

I have been tasks with upgrading the terminal server to Windows 2008 64 bit server. I have installed the app on the server and the app performs as it should except for printing the COAs. I downloaded a trial version of Crystal Reports 2011. I can open and print COAs from with the Crystal 2011 application.

The App Devloper states that the existing system uses a call to crpe32.dll to print the reports. When I try generate a COA I get the following errors.

Crystal Reports error:525

Function: PEOpenPrintJob has reported an error.

There is something wrong with the report you are trying to open.

Crystal Reports error:512

Function: GeneralPrint has reported an error.

The print engine must be open for the call to be sucessful. Your code is lacking a PEOpenEngine call.

The crpe32.dll file is in the application root directory, in the c:windows\system32 directory, and the c:\prgram files(x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0/win32_x86 directory.

This may be more information that needed. Anyway, any Idea how to get my app to print from Crystal Reports 2011.