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1216269 - Fields truncate after upgrading report, or overlap after disabling 'Can Grow'


The description fields for a report that was designed in Crystal Reports 8.x may be truncated, if the report is viewed in Crystal Reports 2016, Crystal Report Application Server (RAS).

In a related issue, fields do not truncate even when the 'Can Grow' feature is disabled. If you export a report to HTML from Crystal Reports, or view a report through the DHTML, Java, or ActiveX viewers in BOE, the fields grow to accommodate the full length of the strings. The disabled setting for the 'Can Grow' feature is ignored.

How can these issues be resolved?



  • Crystal Reports 2016, SP 8 patch xx
  • Crystal Reports developer, for Visual Studio SP 29 and above
  • Businessobjects Server 4.2 SP8 patch xx


SAP Crystal Reports 2016 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2020 ; SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio


CR, cr for vs, SP Service pack, truncated, can grow , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Bug Filed

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