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The purpose of this document is to provide a quick look-up of all Support Packs, Fixed Issues and Distribution File downloads available for SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio.


Support Packs for “SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio” (SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio) are scheduled on a quarterly bases and support the following versions of Visual Studio:

  • VS 2010 – original release and higher
  • VS 2012 – SP 7 and higher
  • VS 2013 – SP 9 and higher
  • VS 2015RC – SP14
  • VS 2015 – SP 15 and higher
  • VS 2017 - Tested opening existing app and it works, CR for VS is not integrated into the app so no new CR projects available- should be fully integrated in SP 21

NOTE: CR Redist packages for deploying the runtime only onto Work Stations and Application Servers are designed for the platform of your project and not for the Operating system. MSIExec will detect if the OS is 64 bit and install the 64 bit MSI, if your project is to be used in x86 mode there will be an error generated.

Support Packs, Fixed Issues and Distribution File downloads

Fixes for each Support Pack are prioritized and released on or about end of each yearly quarter. All support packs are full builds of Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, thus it is not necessary to update incrementally. The most recent Support Pack in the below table is listed first.

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Update: All Service Packs are cumulative so we are removing the links to previous patches and will be keeping 3 or 4 still active. Links still work if you have them.

Please note: To integrate “SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio” you must run the Install Executable. Running the MSI will not fully integrate Crystal Reports into VS. MSI files by definition are for runtime distribution only.

By default Windows 10 does not install the 3.5 framework, CR for VS still needs it. Select it by “Turn Windows feature on or off” and choose both options.

Note 2: SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Visual Studio .NET does NOT support Express Editions of any version of Visual Studio .NET.

WARNING: If you are using any third party applications that use the SDK package Please check with the makers of the software and ask if they have tested with the version you are downloading. If they do not support it at this time do not install the package on your PC, it could break their application.

Update: Crystal reports for VS did not support Dbase file types. Discussions with our Product team resulted in adding the Xbase driver back into the various packages.

See this KBA – to download the crdb_p2bxbse.dll and it’s supporting dependencies.

New In SP20 Release

  1. HANA 2.0 SPS01
  2. Addressed 5+ customer Incidents. 

New In SP19 Release

  1. Windows Server 2016
  2. IIS 10 on Windows Server 2016
  3. Addressed over 10 customer Incidents. 

New In SP18 Release

  1. Support for Visual Studio 2015 Update3
  2. Support for SQL Server 2014
  3. Support for SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 17
  4. Addressed several customer Incidents.

UPDATE: As of June 13th, 2017 we are now redirecting the downloads to a new page. This page will prompt for a log in and allow you to get notifications regarding updates. It only requires your e-mail address.

Download Crystal Reports developer, for Microsoft Visual Studio

Fixed Issues:

SP20 Fixed Issues

SP19 Fixed Issues

SP18 fixed issues

SP17 Fixed Issues

Release Notes
Installation Guide


( previous Fixed Issues links are in the current links )

WARNING: Please refer to Knowledge Base article 2007224 for more info on configuring WEB Applications in Visual Studio 2013.

Note: Manual deployment of crdb_xml drivers requires manually installing and deploying JRE/JDK

1871962 – How To manually deploy Service Pack 6, and above, crdb_XML data source driver for Crystal Reports Developer for Visual Studio

Note: Clickonce32/64 is managed by the xml file for which one is installed.

1534388CRVS2010 – Creating Click Once deployment

Note: Click Once “Homesite” is to tell your installer to go here for the runtime.

Related Content

Related Documents

 Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Licensing

SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Microsoft Visual Studio – Supported Platforms

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET SDK Developer Guide

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET SDK API Reference Guide

Report Application Server .NET SDK Developer Guide

Report Application Server .NET SDK API Reference Guide

Getting started and moving ahead with Crystal Reports .NET applications


Printing Crystal Reports in .NET

All Supported Platforms/PARs

Related Notes

1544708  – What are the runtime dependencies for CRVS2010?

1531409  – How to deploy the CRVS2010 runtime when using merge modules?

1606608  – Where is the SDK for VS .NET in Crystal Reports 2011?

1606663  – Does Crystal Reports SDK for VS .NET work with Delphi Prism?

1606621  – What .NET frameworks does CRVS2010 support?

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  1. If you have questions/issues please post to forums, do not tag to this download page:

    See this link for more info.

    Just install the MSI's, it won't have the CR Basic Designer integrated into VS ot new project templates but you can still create new applications.

    Be sure to add CR references from the GAC, do not browse to the dll's, use the References and Extensions to add them.

    Thank you

  2. What is the status of SP21?  Just curious.