The SAP Crystal Report is the reporting tool that used to design reports both in web and desktop environment. The Sap Crystal report has gone through changes in name quite a few times and the current version is named as SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio. The last known name for the product was SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010.
How to install Crystal Report Runtime
How to Create Crystal Report
We have a few how to tutorials which takes you through step by step process of creating the report using C#, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC.
- How to Create Crystal Report using Visual Studio
- How to Create Crystal Reports in ASP.NET Webforms
- How to Create Crystal Report using ASP.NET MVC
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What is Crystal Report Runtime
If you create an application using crystal report, then to run your Crystal reports application you need to install the crystal report runtime engine on the target machine (Client machine). Crystal Report Runtime (Crystal Reports redistributable) has function and libraries which need to exist on the target PC without which reports won’t show up.
How to download
Download Crystal Report runtime (Direct Link)
You can also use the following links to directly download the installer.
The latest version of Crystal Report runtime.
Crystal Reports Older Version download
Support Pack 17
Support Pack 16
Support Pack 15
Support Pack 14
Download Crystal Reports Developer Edition for Visual Studio
You can learn how to download and install Crystal Reports Developer Edition from the following articles
Download Crystal Report runtime from Crystal Report Official Download page
As per the website the fixes and support packs are released on or about every quarter. So you must check for new releases every now and then.
What to install
Download from the link Under the heading MSI 32 bit or MSI 64 bit as per your OS and application.
How to Install Crystal Report runtime
Login yo your PC with administrator permissions, and do the following steps
Choose the appropriate version of the report that i.e. 64bit or 32bit depending on your application. Download the runtime from the above link and save it to a folder on your hard disk. Unzip the content.
Double click on the .msi file and in my case it is CRRuntime_64bit_13_0_14.msi
You will see the welcome screen as shown below
Click on Next to continue.
This will take you to License agreement.
Click on I Accept the license Agreement and click on next to proceed.
If the previous version of the runtime is installed on your Computer, then the warning screen will appear. If you continue, the installer will upgrade the previous version to the new version.
Click on next to continue to upgrade.
This will take you to start installation screen
Click on Next to proceed
The installation begins and it will take several minutes to finish. At the end, you see the following screen.
Click on finish.
This will complete your installation of runtime. You can now run your crystal report application without any issues.
How to Include Runtime into your application setup
You can include the crystal report runtime in your application setup project. To do that you have to download the Merge Module (MSM).
A merge module is windows installer package, but cannot be installed on its own. It can be included in your visual studio setup project and create a single setup file which includes both your application and crystal report runtime. You can then distribute your setup of your application. Then you don’t need to download and install the crystal report runtime separately at client Machine
You can refer to the article on how to include the Merge Module (MSM) in your setup project from the following link Using Crystal Reports Merge Modules MSM to create a Setup project