deploying applications with crystal reports

Posted on 2004-11-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Hi all there
I develop an application that must show and print some reports. I choose for this and crystal report that is shipped with 2003 . I have no problems in coding.
the problem is raised when I need to run my application one an other computer... how can I change the server name and other credintail information in my .rpt files so that it will be compatible with the real world invronment.
one more thing is that how can I install the crystal report engine component in computers without installing this an other problem that I expected to be raised in future in my application

thanx all
Question by:yassercom
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    You need to install Crystal Reports run-time on the client machines.
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    Read the bottom part of this page ( A lot of info that you will find useful.

    This page also has good info:

    Basically, you need to install Crystal Reports run-time on the client machines. You should also consider specifying the connection information in a DSN, so that your program doesn't have it hardcoded and if passwords etc change, you only need to update the DSN.
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    You can package your application along with crystal report merge modules. This can be downloaded from
     and no need to install VS.NET on all computers.


    Author Comment

    hi  RanjeetRain
    thanx for useful information but how can I specify connection infotmation in my DNS
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    Accepted Solution

    The process varies slightly for different type of databases. See this:


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