Using Crystal Reports for .NET with Visual Studio .NET 2003, I'm passing a string parameter that is sometimes more than 254 characters. When it is, CR fails with the error: "Value does not fall within the expected range"
I've seen both here and on CR's web site that this is a known problem. However, I'm having difficulty finding a fix for it, in part because the support site has been totally rewritten since SAP's purchase of BusinessObjects earlier this year. I've downloaded some hotfix files, and was able to install a couple of them (crnet10win_en.zip and crnet11win_en.zip). However, while the version number of the files in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\1.1\Managed is now 9.1.9800.x (varies for different DLLs), the version number displayed in the references both for my project and in VS's list of .NET components still shows the original 9.1.5000.0. I've deleted the references from my project and readded them directly from the Managed files, but the version number doesn't change.
And according to other messages here (such as http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Reporting_/Crystal_Reports/Q_21692476.html
), I need a version number of 9.2.9500.1 to get the fix anyway. However, if I try to run the update cr90devwin_en.zip, it fails when trying to update registry values, which I believe indicates a version mismatch (.NET isn't the same as CR v9).
Any ideas on how to resolve this, short of moving to a newer version of VS or buying CR? Unfortunately, splitting up the data into multiple pieces doesn't resolve my problem, because the parameter could be lengthy (it's a list of files being used, with full path information) and I don't know how much space to allow.