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This wiki aims to describe the locations of the Crystal Reports Report Designer Component (RDC) runtime for versions 8.5 and earlier to version 12.0. A wiki describing runtimes for Visual Studio .NET can be found at this link:

https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=56787567

Note, that the RDC has been retired and therefore does not ship with Crystal Reports 2008 (v 12.0). Also, note that the method of distributing the CR RDC runtime has evolved from the use of .DEP files (pre CR 8.5)  to the exclusive use of merge modules (post CR 9.2).

Crystal Reports version 8.0.x and earlier used the .DEP files (craxdrt.dep, craxddrt.dep and crviewer.dep) exclusively. DEP files were typically used by the VB 6 Deployment and Packaging Wizard. Merge modules were first available with Crystal Reports 8.5. However, these merge modules were only available with the Wise Installer, version 4.x.

Note, that while the .DEP files did ship with CR 10.0.x, XI r1 and XI r2, these were not supported for distribution. With a bit of work, you could modify CR 10 .DEP files to create a successful deployment package, however this was not possible in any way with CR XI r1 or r2.

You will also find that the craxddrt.dll and crviewer.dll ships with all bundled versions of Crystal Reports (CR 9.1, 10.2 and 10.5). However the files are only included for integration into the VS .NET IDE and are not licensed for development.

The following matrix describes possible modes of deployment as well as locations of the most current RDC merge modules.

Crystal Reports Version

.DEP File

MSM Files

Location of MSM File Downloads

CR 8.0 and Earlier

Y

N

  N/A

CR 8.5

Y

Y*

  N/A

CR 9.1 (VS .NET 2002 & 2003)

N

N

  N/A

CR 9.2.x

Y**

Y

MSM Download Link

CR 10.0.x

Y#

Y

MSM Download Link

CR 10.2 (VS .NET 2005)

N

N

  N/A

CR 10.5 (VS .NET 2008)

N

N

  N/A

CR XI R1 (11.0)

Y#

Y

MSM Download Link

CR XI R2 (11.5)

Y#

Y

MSM Download Link

CR 2008 (12.0)

N/A##

N/A

  N/A

*   Only available with Wise Installer, version 4.x
**  craxdrt9.dep, craxddrt9.dep, crviewer9.dep
#   Dep files included, but not supported
## RDC retired

Useful links:

Report Designer Component XI - Creating an RDC Distribution Package
https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/901c0761-cf1d-2b10-dea4-8e83937a9337

Crystal Reports RDC Statement of Direction
https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/80bd35e5-c71d-2b10-4593-d09907d95289

Report Designer Component - Past, Present & Future
https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/11624

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3 Comments

  1. Former Member

    Hi,

    I support a legacy vb6 application that uses crystal reports version 8.5.

    I have been advised to upgrade the reports to Crystal reports 2008 (12.0). There is no chance the VB6 app will be upgraded to dotnet. 

    I understand that each .rpt file will need to be opened and saved using Crystal Reports 2008.

    The VB6 application has references to:

                Crystal Report Viewer Control (crviewer.dll)

                Crystal Report Export (filename unknown)

                Crystal Report Engine 8 Object Library (cpeaut32.dll)

                Crystal Report 8.5 Active X Designer Run Time Library (craxdrt.dll)

    I need to know what the above 4 references should be replaced with when the program is compiled after upgrading to Crystal Reports 2008.

    I would need to know what folders these new files will be installed in. 

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Mark Sutton
    Analyst Programmer
    Kmart IT

               

  2. Former Member

    Mark,

    Did you ever get an answer?

    • Brandon
    1. No option, those old Report Engines have been gone for a long time now.

      Only option is .NET, Java or RESTful.

      Don