Posted 2 October 2017, 7:18 am ESTMy client is finally upgrading (sort of) from XP to Windows 7 and VS2008 to VS2015. We have been using ActiveReports3 for close to 20 years. Is there a utility to convert the reports to the current version of ActiveReports? Or will have to rewrite everything?
Convert ar3 reports to current version
Posted by: rterman on 2 October 2017, 7:18 am EST
Replied 2 October 2017, 5:59 pm ESTThank you for your patronage to ActiveReports. Good news is that we do have a utility to convert the reports created in ActiveReports3, to the current version of ActiveReports i.e v11. The utility gets installed in VisualStudio under the Tools menu. Please see the following documentation link for the appropriate steps : http://help.grapecity.com/activereports/webhelp/AR11/index.html#MigratingVer3.html
Since AR3 is an old product, there have been changes in the namespaces which you'll have to do manually. Please see the following documentation link for information on the breaking changes: http://help.grapecity.com/activereports/webhelp/AR11/index.html#BreakingChanges.html
Replied 3 October 2017, 7:38 am ESTExcellent. Let me talk to the powers that be and get a license. I'm sure I have a learning curve. How exciting.
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Replied 3 October 2017, 4:06 pm ESTGreat. Do let us know if you need any help after the upgrade.