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1219187 - Database and exporting DLL locations from Crystal Reports 8.5 to XI


From Crystal Reports 8.5 to XI, the locations of the exporting and database connectivity DLLs have changed slightly. Knowing the locations of these DLLs can help in the troubleshooting of exporting and database connectivity behaviors.

Where can you find the database and exporting DLLs for Crystal Reports 8.5 to XI?


When installing Crystal Reports, the database and exporting DLLs are placed in the locations listed below. If you choose to add User Function Libraries (UFL) after installation, they will be placed in the same directory as the database and exporting DLLs. When installing Database and Export drivers Hot Fixes, specific database and exporting DLLs are updated in the folders below.

  • Crystal Reports 8.5 - C:\WINNT\Crystal
  • Crystal Reports 9 - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\2.0\Bin
  • Crystal Reports 10 - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\2.5\Bin
  • Crystal Reports XI - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Business Objects\3.0\Bin

See Also

As of Crystal Reports 9, it is possible to have multiple versions of Crystal Reports on the same computer. This means that it is possible, but not recommended, to have Crystal Reports XI, 10, 9, and 8.5 on the same computer.

For more information on UFLs, refer to the Crystal Reports Online Help by pressing the 'F1' key.


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