Crystal reports accessibility lost within my VB 6.0 application.
Posted on 2004-11-08
I have an application written in VB 6.0 using the built-in crystal reports from 4 yrs ago.
Installed CR 8.5 on my PC (developer edition)
Installed VS .NET (which has CR 9.0 I believe)
Ran a CR 8.5 SP2 upgrade which did a lot of unregistering dll's and installing SP2 (via Computer Associates Software Delivery tool, script written in house; I believe it was mainly used to distribute the necessary run-time libraries, but I wanted to try something to fix my problem; it may have made it worse!)
Ran an install of 8.5 (developer edition) from the actual CD to try and clean up the installation.
Have manually went into the .dsr and replaced the GUID from the 6.0 to the 8.5 version.
When I try to run my app within the IDE, I get "Errors during load. Refer to [the report].log for details." This is one step closer than not even being able to load the project cleanly.
I've tried numerous "stabs in the dark" but would like some thoughtful suggestions. I am not above recreating the reports from scratch, although this would be *several* hours worth of work. But I at least need to be able to view the details of the current reports. ".dsr" files cannot be opened within the "real" crystal reports environment, only within the VB IDE which I cannot get to work!
Help!! Thanks, Emory.