Crystal Reports, Developer for Visual Studio Downloads - Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects) (2022)

Purpose

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.

Overview

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 supports 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 - SP 21 and higher
  • VS 2019 - SP 25 and higher ( note - some issues reported with embedded Report Designer )
  • VS 2019 - SP 26 and higher ( issues resolved )
  • VS 2022 - SP 32 and higher - NEW - 64 bit installer for VS 2022 only

Note: All SP's are supported in all versions of Visual Studio 2010 and above.

NOTE: CR Redist packages are 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.

NOTE: Be aware that Crystal Reports for Visual Studio are full builds only. We do not create patches for previous versions, if an issue is found, test it using the latest release, if it's still an issue we can escalate it to R&D for a fix. What this means is we only support the latest release with the understanding for bugs use the latest patch.

Here are the Life Cycle Dates for Crystal Reports which is what CR for VS follows.

SAP Crystal Products - End of Mainstream Maintenance Dates

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.

To keep current and up to date with new releases as well as KBAs and more follow us on Twitter

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

Please note: To integrate “SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio” you must run the Install Executable by right clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator". Installing the MSI will not fully integrate Crystal Reports into VS. MSI files by definition are for runtime distribution only. Do not run the MSI's on your Development PC, where VS is installed, not required.

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

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.
https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2379612

https://apps.support.sap.com/sap/support/knowledge/en/2379612

New In SP21 Release

(Video) Crystal Reports - SAP Business Objects Tutorial (BOBJ) 4.0 - Session - 33

  1. Integration with Visual Studio 2017
  2. .NET Framework 4.7
  3. FireFox ESR 52
  4. Addressed 10+ customer Incidents.

As of SP 26 we no longer support .Net Framework 3.5 and recommend upgrading to 4.5.2 or above

Below items should be highlight for SP21:

1. FlexNet and In-Place Upgrade does not work: Once user receive the update notification from FlexNet server and finish SP21 upgrade, the product will NOT work. User MUST repair CR4VS and CRRuntime64 in Control Panel\Programs\. That’s a by design change to installer.

Note: Flexnet is a service we previously used for inplace upgrades, due to that service no longer available you can get an error indicating the service failed.

Note 2: Due to this error the install will likely fail because a previous version has not been uninstalled first. You can get various errors, likely 1904 - failed to register the dll for example.

See KBA for more info - For Installation issues PLEASE see this KBA - 2536330 -In-place (FlexNet), MSI and Merge Modules upgrade from Crystal Reports for Visual Studio SP xx to SP 21 does not work

a. Please notice that we are still facing problems on configuring FlexNet upgrade server, so currently user will NOT receive SP21 notification

2. Microsoft Windows Update KB2999226 is a prerequisite for SP21+

a. This is same as BI 4.2 SP4 and BI 4.1 SP10. Please refer to SAP Note 2451830.

3. For VS2017 integration, user must use “run as Administrator” by right-clicking setup.exe, even if you are already log on by using Administrator account

4. As most of CR/RAS .NET Assemblies are now re-versioned from 13.0.2000.0 to 13.0.3500.0 and for SP 26 are now 13.0.4000.0, user MUST remove all old CR assemblies from Reference list and add the new version of CR assemblies, then rebuild the application.

a. For those customer/user who do not wanted to rebuilt their application, there’s workaround to use <dependentAssembly> in app.config/web.config, please see attachment.

For more info search for this Kbase article:

2719939 - Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Runtime versioning - side by side ability - what to do with WinFormCRViewer.zip from download WIKI

WinFormCRViewer.zip

5. For reports using the ADO.Net DB connection, in previous SP's, you could only work under .Net Framework 2.0/3.5, so using <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true"> in app.config is required. Now in SP21 and above, ADO.Net is only supported on .Net Framework 3.5 or above and you can remove the tag.

For Installation issues PLEASE see this KBA - 2536330 -In-place (FlexNet), MSI and Merge Modules upgrade from Crystal Reports for Visual Studio SP xx to SP 21 does not work

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.

MUST READ - New In SP21 Release

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THIS is a LINK to the download PAGE → Download Crystal Reports developer, for Microsoft Visual Studio

FYI - Only SP 18 and above is now available due to the download site changes. You can get them from here now:

(Video) Crystal Reports 2013 Tutorial Starting Crystal Reports 2013 Business Objects Training

https://origin.softwaredownloads.sap.com/public/site/index.html

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Related Documents

All Reference Material on help.sap.com for CR for VS

End of Life references ( Note: Crystal Reports for VS latest SP is only currently supported )

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Licensing (updated)SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Microsoft Visual Studio – Supported Platforms (updated)Report Application Server .NET SDK API Reference Guide

Getting started and moving ahead with Crystal Reports .NET applications

See this Blog for instructions upgrading your existing project to the latest SP:

https://blogs.sap.com/2020/10/30/upgrading-a-visual-studio-2008-2019-.net-project-with-the-latest-cr-.net-sdk-packages/

See this blog on how to use CR 2020 Export to XLXS page formats:

How to use the new CR 2020 export to Microsoft Excel(XLXS) in Visual Studio .NET code (new)

how-to-parameters-in-crystal-reports-for-visual-studio-net

Printing Crystal Reports in .NET

SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Installation Guide ( SP 21 and above)

New In SP32 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 (64bit)
  2. Security updates
  3. Addressed customer Incidents
  4. New Data source: HANA 2.0 SP06
  5. Platform support: Win 10 21H2
  6. Platform support: Win 11 21H2 - Check KBA 3204578 for a Windows 11 specific OLE image issue and workaround.
  7. Platform support: Chrome Browser version 101

New In SP31 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Security updates
  2. Addressed customer Incidents
  3. New Data source: HANA Cloud 1.0
  4. Platform support: Win 10 20H2
  5. Platform support: Firefox ESR 91

New In SP30 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Security updates
  2. Addressed customer Incidents
  3. Firefox ESR 78
  4. Open JDK 15 (for XML and Webservice driver)

New In SP29 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Security updates
  2. Addressed customer Incidents
  3. Windows 10 2004 support
  4. VS 2019 Update 7 support
  5. HANA 2.0 SP05 support

New In SP28 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed customer Incidents
  2. Security updates

New In SP27 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed customer Incidents
  2. Win10 1909
  3. SQL Server 2019
  4. Browser updates (Latest Chrome)
  5. Security updates

Please note, SP27 “Web Service / XML Data Driver” will be uploaded later, once a known issue solved.
Please note, SP27 will not be uploaded to the old Akamai site.

New In SP26 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

(Video) Crystal Reports 2013 Tutorial ADO.NET (XML) Business Objects Training

  1. Addressed customer Incidents
  2. Windows Server 2019 and Win10 1903
  3. .NET Framework 4.8
  4. Data source updates (Excel/Access 2019, HANA 2.0 SP04, Oracle 19c)
  5. Browser updates (Latest Chrome, Firefox ESR 68)
  6. Security updates

Note the following changes in SP 26:

  1. .Net Framework 3.5.1 is no longer supported, we’d recommend to use .Net Framework 4.5.2.
  2. Assembly version of CR .Net and RAS .Net upgrade from 13.0.3500.0 to 13.0.4000.0, user should load their project in VS to migrate the references.
    1. FlashControlV71 had been removed and replaced by AxShockwaveFlashObjects and ShockwaveFlashObjects; they’re NOT required to add as reference in project, will be called by CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms on runtime automatically.
  3. There will be problem if application built with .Net Framework 4.0 as target framework and printed to Microsoft XPS Document Writer via ReportDocument.PrintToPrinter API (the same in Winform/WPF Viewer print).
    1. Support for .NET Framework 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 ended on January 12, 2016(https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/lifecycle/search/548)
    2. To solve this problem, user should target their project to .Net Framework 4.5.2 or above and re-built it.
  4. If end-user use in-place upgrading from SP25 or previous version, after upgrading, they must repair the installation in Control Panel/Programs. Otherwise the ADO.Net database connection will NOT work.
  5. The prerequisites Microsoft_VC120_CRT_x86.msm, Microsoft_VC140_CRT_x86.msm and Microsoft_VC140_MFC_x86.msm should be added when using CR Runtime Merge Modules, or used vcredist_x86.exe from Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015.
  6. Microsoft Windows Update KB2999226 is still required for all OS before the Windows 10/Windows Server 2016.

New In SP25 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed 9 customer Incidents
  2. Visual Studio 2019
  3. Certified Oracle JDK 8 for CRDB XML driver
  4. Certified Oracle JDK 11 / Open JDK 11 for CRDB XML driver
  5. Win10 1809
  6. Security updates

New In SP24 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed 10+ customer Incidents
  2. Visual Studio 2017 Update 9
  3. Oracle 18c
  4. SQL Server 2017
  5. Chrome 70
  6. Flash Player 31

New In SP23 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed 10+ customer Incidents
  2. Security improvements
  3. .NET Framework 4.7.2
  4. Firefox ESR 60
  5. Microsoft Edge HTML 17.1713

New In SP22 Release - read the above info for SP 21 if upgrading from lower version

  1. Addressed 10+ customer Incidents. See Fixed Issue link below

New In SP21 Release - see above

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.

Fixed Issues:

SP32 Fixed Issues

SP31 Fixed Issues

SP30Fixed Issues

SP 29 Only 1 fixed issue -2947850 - Exporting HTML wrapped in text causes Crystal Reports Designer 2016+ and .NET CR for VS SP 27 CR Viewer to crash when exporting to txt format

SP28Fixed Issues

SP27 Only 1 public fixed issue - 2889303 - Crystal Reports for Visual Studio SP 26 - Next Page causes Optional Parameter to prompt for value

SP26 Fixed Issues

SP25 Fixed issues

SP24 Fixed Issues

(Video) Integrating Crystal and Webi as Reporting Solutions in Custom Apps

SP23 Fixed Issues

Note: all links to previous fixed issues are in the Fixed Issues Document.

Release Notes
Installation Guide

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.

FAQs

Is Crystal Reports a business intelligence tool? ›

Crystal Reports is a Business Intelligence platform acquired by SAP in 2007. The platform pulls from a variety of data sources to formulate robust visuals contextualized to the user's individual business model.

How do I download and install Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2019? ›

Crystal Report In Visual Studio
  1. Open Visual Studio and click New Project -> Window Form Application. ...
  2. Subsequently, choose the project, go to the Solution Explorer -> Right click on project name -> Add -> New Item.
  3. Click Reporting-> Crystal Reports and click 'Add' button.
  4. Here, we see a box of Crystal Reports gallery.

Is Crystal Reports difficult to learn? ›

Prerequisites. Crystal Reports is quite a user-friendly tool. It can be easily learnt. All that you need is a basic knowledge of how to connect with the database from where the data is to be drawn to generate the reports.

Does Visual Studio 2022 support Crystal Reports? ›

SAP Crystal Reports does not support Visual Studio 2022 yet—not even the latest SP31. Please use other alternatives for now, or wait for SP32.

What language is Crystal Reports written in? ›

Crystal syntax is the formula language included in all versions of Crystal Reports. If you are familiar with Microsoft Visual Basic or other versions of Basic, then Basic syntax may be more familiar to you.

What software uses Crystal Reports? ›

Crystal Reports can publish in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail and over the Web.

Is SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio free? ›

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio

With this fully functional – and free software, you'll spend less and save time developing rich, interactive reports.

Does Crystal Reports require a license? ›

All Crystal Reports products use a named user license. This means that every individual that has access to Crystal Reports requires a license.

Is SAP Crystal Reports free? ›

Yes, the SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio runtime is free for thick client applications for external deployments, including for commercial use.

How long does it take to learn Crystal Reports? ›

Learning Crystal Reports is not difficult. However, you need to spend a few hours or a few days to learn the basics. I have reached the conclusion that the best way of learning Crystal Reports is through video tutorials. 135 minutes of watching and 5 minutes of reading!

Does Crystal Reports use SQL? ›

When you connect to an SQL database, Crystal Reports acts as an SQL client application, connecting to your SQL server through your network. When you design a report that accesses SQL data, Crystal Reports builds an SQL query.

How much is a Crystal Reports license? ›

SAP Crystal Pricing
NamePrice
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - full product$495user
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - upgrade$295user
SAP Crystal Server 2020 Named User License$8691 user
SAP Crystal Server 2020 Concurrent Access License$8,7445 seat
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What is Crystal Reports for Visual Studio? ›

Crystal Reports supports ADO.NET, XML Web Services, and ASP.NET server controls and caching. It also integrates seamlessly with the Visual Studio . NET Server Explorer, toolbox, and design environment. It has a rich programming model and flexible options for customizing and deploying reports.

How do I download SAP Crystal Reports? ›

To download a version of Crystal Reports that is no longer supported, like Crystal Reports 2011, 2013:
  1. Login with your SAP User ( S-User ID )
  2. In Software Downloads, under "SUPPORT PACKAGES & PATCHES", select the following:
  3. In the page "ARCHIVE - C", scroll down, and select: "CRYSTAL REPORTS"

How do I edit an RPT file? ›

Text-based RPT files can be opened with any text editor, like the Notepad program built-in to Windows. The free Notepad++ tool is another option, and there are plenty of others that work in a similar fashion.

How many types of Crystal Reports are there? ›

Crystal Report is divided into five different parts by default and additional sections are added if you apply grouping to the report.

Is Crystal Reports part of SAP? ›

What is SAP Crystal Reports? SAP Crystal Reports can help you analyze your data by creating richly formatted, pixel-perfect and multi-page reports from virtually any data source, delivered in over a dozen formats.

What is Crystal Report in C#? ›

Crystal reports allow the user to generate reports by summarizing the data. It also allows the user to present data in a graphical format.

What is Crystal Reports in SQL? ›

Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to create custom reports from a variety of data sources. The package includes the major features needed for a business to create a database reporting environment, such as data access, report design/formatting, report viewing, and application integration.

What is Crystal Reports called now? ›

The latest version released is Crystal Reports 2020 (14.3.

What companies use Crystal Reports? ›

Companies Currently Using SAP Crystal Reports
Company NameWebsitePhone
Fannie Maefanniemae.com(800) 232-6643
Unitedhealth Groupunitedhealthgroup.com(952) 936-1300
Anthemanthem.com(800) 331-1476
Molina Healthcaremolinahealthcare.com(562) 435-3666
2 more rows

What is the difference between SAP Crystal Reports and Crystal Reports? ›

SAP Crystal reports is desktop software. Crystal reports are used to design, modify, manipulate or create reports with the help of wide range of data sources.

How do I install SAP Crystal Reports in Visual Studio? ›

To install SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio using the installation program
  1. Run Setup.exe from the SAP Crystal Reports directory of your product distribution.
  2. Choose a language for the setup program to use during the installation process.
  3. When the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next.

Is Crystal Reports end of life? ›

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP Crystal Dashboard Design and SAP Crystal Presentation Design is also end of life by end of Dec 2020. Post December 2020, browsers will not support Flash and reports with embedded flash object will not display as expected.

What are the limitations of Crystal Reports? ›

Reports based on Business Views, Universe, Crystal Dictionaries and Crystal Queries are not supported. Reports that uses User Function Library UFL in formula cannot be viewed. Map will not display. Dynamic Parameters is not supported, and will either display a static list of values or no values.

Is Tableau similar to Crystal Reports? ›

Crystal Reports is a veteran reporting software (one of the first of its kind, actually), and Tableau is a web-based report visualization software that has taken off in recent years.

What are the advantage of Crystal Reports? ›

Key Advantages of using Crystal Reports

As crystal reports are created in designer interface, less coding part is covered. Complex reports can be made interactive through chart view and hence make easy view of the business model. It can easily interact with other ASP.NET web form controls.

How do I edit a Crystal Report? ›

How to modify or edit custom reports
  1. Open the Crystal Reports program (installed separately from the Blackbaud Product). ...
  2. Once Crystal Reports is open, go to File > Open.
  3. Locate the . ...
  4. Make the necessary changes to the report and save the changes (File > Save)

Is Business Objects and Crystal Reports the same? ›

Business Objects is an enterprise which specializes in Business Intelligence and delivers tools which mainly help in analyzing, reporting enterprise data. Crystal Reports primarily covers design and creation of different types of reports from various data sources.

Is SAP Crystal Reports part of Business Objects? ›

Crystal Reports is currently developed by Business Objects Company, a division of SAP, having originally been developed by Crystal Services Inc. and have undergone two acquisitions through the years, notably by Seagate Technology in 1994 and later by Business Objects in 2003.

Is Crystal Reports part of SAP? ›

What is SAP Crystal Reports? SAP Crystal Reports can help you analyze your data by creating richly formatted, pixel-perfect and multi-page reports from virtually any data source, delivered in over a dozen formats.

What is the difference between SAP Crystal Reports and Crystal Reports? ›

SAP Crystal reports is desktop software. Crystal reports are used to design, modify, manipulate or create reports with the help of wide range of data sources.

What are the advantage of Crystal Reports? ›

Key Advantages of using Crystal Reports

As crystal reports are created in designer interface, less coding part is covered. Complex reports can be made interactive through chart view and hence make easy view of the business model. It can easily interact with other ASP.NET web form controls.

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