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Crystal Reports XI upgrade from R1 to R2

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Hi.  I am looking to get a copy of CR XI R2.  I see the "developer version" of  CR XI for sale on eBay, but it doesn't say if its R2 or R1 ... If it's R1 can I download some sort of free upgrade to R2, and use the R1 key, or do i need to buy R2 specifically?
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WHen R2 was released, you could download it and the R1 key was supposed to work.  At this time I think you would be smarter to get R2.

You can download a free trial from Crystal.
http://www.sap.com/usa/solutions/sapbusinessobjects/sme/freetrials/index.epx

Why do you want CR XI?

CR2008 is the newest version and there is a new version going to be out soon.

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We have a VB6 app that we can't seem to get working with the free trial of CR2008.   We are successful with the trial of CRXI R2.
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CR2008 doesn't support COM applications like VB6.  CR XI is the lasst version that works with VB6.  Either R1 or R2 will work.  Tere is little difference between the 2 as fara as VB6 is concerned.

CR XI R2 was released to handle VS2005 and .Net 2.0.  Otherwise it is the same functionality as CR XI R1

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by:Rob Rudloff
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So, as I understand what I'm reading on the internet and in an email from SAP, I can download the trial version of R2, then use the R1 key (that I purchase) to activate the R2 trial version ...

Does that sound right to you?

-- regards,
-- Rob
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It did with the original download but I have read questions here indicating that it doesn't always work.

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Neither of the two guys (that I've been dealing with) who are selling the software on eBay is sure if it's release R1 or R2, so I'm guessing it's R1.
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