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Make a crystal report an exe

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Can i make a crystal report,an exe.For example i made a report with a view from the db.Now i want to create that specfic report as an exe and run it in another computer who also has the connectivity to the db,can i make an exe of the report.
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What version of CR are you using?

There is a report compiler available.. It came with versions 7 and earlier.  It is available from the CR web page.  Look at

http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase/articles/c2006523.asp
Download from
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/scr8_distr_expert.exe.asp

Another option is to write an application in VB or another language and display the report from that. This is how I am doing it for my users.  Here is a sample

http://support.crystaldecisions.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/scr8_distr_expert.exe.asp

http://support.crystaldecisions.com/communityCS/TechnicalPapers/cr_sample_rpts_desc.pdf.asp


A third option is the report viewer also available from CR.  I am not sure how this works but I believe you only have to have the report and data available to the user.  I may try this approach for users who only need to see the reports and not use the large application we are writing.
I'll try to find a link to it.

good luck
mlmcc

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Here is another link I found for the compiler
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?spid=149&sfid=277 


good luck
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Glad to help

thanks for the points
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