Search Multiple Crystal Reports for Field reference

Hi EE,

We have had a major change in our system and i need to find where a particular field is referenced in over 200+ crystal reports and i was wondering if there was a way that i could search and find all reports that had this reference and output to a text file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Ross TurnerManagement Information Support AnalystAsked:
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peter57rConnect With a Mentor Commented:
THere is nothing built into Crystal that will do this.

You can find some report management tools which sound relevant at the link below.
I haven't used any of them.
There is no way to do this in CR 10 (the version I've used).  CR itself didn't have a feature like that, and the RPT files themselves are encrypted or something, so you can't just search them for field names.  I haven't used the more recent versions of CR, so I can't say for sure whether it's possible with any of them.  I rather doubt it, since it wasn't possible in the past, but I really don't know.  Hopefully someone else can answer that.

 There are third-party "report management" tools and some of them might let you do that.  You can find some listed here:


 PS: Ah, Peter beat me to it.  :-)
Agree with the above.  I hadn't looked at an RPT file in a while so I looked at a couple in Notepad.  There is very little that can be deciphered and what can is not useful for your purpose.

The tools linked above are probably your best bet.

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