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Load reports from CSR 2013 database into CR 2010 for Visual Studio 2010

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I recently upgraded from CR 2008 to 2013.
The Crystal Reports is now integrated in Visual Studio but I have no access to the existing reports.  I can save a new report in VS and import using CMC but this is also awkward.
I can run the existing reports from CMC or from Infoview.
I just do not see a way to make changes to my existing reports as they are in a database which use to be called Enterprise in CR 2008.  I do not even see a way to export any of the reports from CMC into a simple RTP file. I cannot even find a way to export a report from CMC to an RPT file.
It appears the integration between developement and the server is broken when they went to 2013
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Are you using BOE to run the reports?

You are supposed to build the reports in the stand-alone version of Crystal not the version for Visual Studio.  The stand-alone versions can retrieve the reports from the BOE .

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Our Company is only eligible for the Visual Studio version when we did the upgrade.
Yes this is SAP Business Objects.
I was able to export the reports from CMC and load into VS and make changes.
Then I have to import back using CMC to view the report in InfoView.

Seems like it would be better to just purchase the Crystal Reports 2013 I guess.
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I don't think it is possible to export the reports from the CMC.

We use a customized portal to run reports.  We have the option to save a report is Crystal format.  That might work

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Yes in 2013 you can do a send to file and that works fine using CMC.
I  setup the destination server and I was able to load in VS and modify and then load back into CMC.
Just awkward.
I am now looking at the cost to upgrade to CR 2013 standalone.
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From the title page of my Crystal XI the upgrade price is $295 (US).

The SAP/Crystal Reports page
http://store.businessobjects.com/store/bobjamer/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID=286865300&parentCategoryID=57065700&categoryID=57066100&_s_icmp=CG4DBEF14

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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What is the answer?

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The answer is to go purchase the standalone version of Crystal Reports 2013.  I will purchase the upgrade as I had a license for Crystal Reports 2008.
Also you can use the Crystal Reports 2013 for VS 2010.  You just have to use the CMC to import (Add->Local Document) and export (use Organize->Send-> file Location) the rpt files. Of course you must have the JobServer Server Service configured and running to use this export option.
Awkward but since my server had VS 2010 installed it is free method to develop/modify reports and a backup if my workstation version is not available.
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That is basically what my first comment said.  You then asked where you can get a full version and the upgrade price.  I provided that information also.

What was wrong with my answers?

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