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11.03.2009 23:54

Modifying Crystal Report (.rpt) files


Today I was in the need to modify some text passages in a predefined crystal report file (.rpt) used by a very old application which is still an essential tool for the customer.

Of course, things like cellphone numbers, etc. change over years and that's where the need arose to change some things in the heading of the printouts of this application.
After googling a lot, I found a finally working application to modify these reoprts (the latest version of crystal report viewer didn't support these specific rpt files, because they were too old):

http://www.recrystallize.com/merchant/softwareforces/rptinspector.htm#Download

It's a 21-day free trial and works a treat, I have completed this task in two minutes after the download of this tool has completed. Woohoo, bookmarked ;)
Comments added earlier to http://tuxx-home.at/archives/2009/03/11/T23_54_26/index.html:
Guest on 2010-01-12 16:58:34 wrote:
Hi, Alexander
How do you know which version a .rpt file is created with?
I am having a very similar issue.
Thanks
Alexander Griesser on 2010-01-16 13:27:54 wrote:
I think either the app told me the version of the rpt file when I loaded it or I used the Linux "file" command to find out about the version of the crystal report file. I can't remember exactly unfortunately.

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