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How to get a Crystal Reports For Enterprise free trial version for test purpose

Dear All,

I was confused with bunch of Crystal Reports Products names while was looking for download for Product testing. I am looking for Crystal Reports for Enterprise software to download in my PC to work on it. Can you help me which one i suppose to select from following screen shot or suggest me another way.

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    Posted on Mar 09, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Hi Venkat,

    Crystal Reports for Enterprise is the new designer tool that was introduced along with BI 4.0. CR 2011 on the other hand is an iteration to the CR 2008 designer tool with some new features.

    Please have a look at this Wiki for more info on the two versions:

    http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/From+Crystal+Reports+2008+to+SAP+Crystal+Reports+2011+or+SAP+Crystal+Reports+for+Enterprise

    To download CR for Enterprise, you need an S-User ID and you can download it from www.service.sap.com.

    You can download a trial version of the CR 2011 designer from the URL you've taken the above screenshot from. You need to select the 1st link in that screenshot.

    For learning Crystal Reports, I would recommend practicing on the CR 2011 designer since not all features are available in CR for Enterprise. The CR 2011 designer will eventually be replaced by CR for Enterprise, however that might not be very soon. Once you get some hands-on on the CR 2011 designer, you can slowly transition to the CR for Enterprise designer.

    Hope this helps!

    -Abhilash

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    • Yes, all 32-bit applications work on 64-bit machines.

      CR can only connect to the database using 32-bit database drivers, so make sure you install 32-bit drivers for whatever database you're trying to connect to. Also make sure you create a 32-bit ODBC DSN, if you connect to the database via ODBC.

      -Abhilash

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