Cyrstal Reports 8.5 conversion

Posted by: pete-newman on 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

  • Posted 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

    I have a couple of CR reports that we use as invoice templates for a legacy system. Im trying to convert these reports to Data Dynamic reports as a matter of urgancy, but am running into problems and need help

    I have tried running the 'Convert Crystal Reports' Wizard but i keep getting messages saying it has converted the report but errors have occoured...  and nothing appears to have happened. Im at a loss as what to do now, as rewriting these reorts from sctatch is not a pheasble option. Can anybody offer any assistance .... 

  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

    The FTP site has the complete Crystal Import wizard source on it. You can run this source on your machine and debug where the import is failing.
  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

    hi brandon

    Ive downloaded the source, run it, and come up with
    the follwing errors

    Error: ActiveX component can't create object
    Error: Object variable or With block variable not set

    ive looked through some previous messages in here, but dont understand  how or what i need to do. 

    The CR reports were create in version 8.5.  can anyone give me clear instructions on how to proceed

  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

    You'll need to update the ProgIDs in the Import Wizard since the Crystal ProgIDs have changed. Here's the documentation and steps:
  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST


    I have looked at that, and forgive me for sounding stupid but im none the wiser on what those lines should be changed to.  Ive tried looking in the ole/com  but dont know what im looking for.

  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm EST

    You're looking for the Crystal.* ProgIDs in the viewer. Legally we cannot give you the ProgID due to licensing changes in version 7.5 and up.
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