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1231899 - JRC Should Use the Latest CR for Eclipse Jars to Keep Reports Looking the Same in Designer as in the App


  • Report looks different in the Crystal Reports Designer than it does when using your app using the Java Reporting Component (JRC)(retired) or Crystal Reports for Java (CRJ).
    This can include things like lines or fields being misaligned, colors being off, or fonts being different, etc.

Reproducing the Issue

Older JRC jars can render display errors such as lines or fields being misaligned, colors being off, or fonts being different, etc.


Problems with reports not being rendered the same way using the JRC as they are in the designer are caused mainly because the JRC was written using Java and the designer was written in a COM language.  When a choice made in the designer does not have an exact counterpart in the JRC, it will make its "best guess."  This leads to mismatches between the languages and causes rendering problems.


There are two steps to take at this point.  The first is to use our most recent Crystal Reports for Java (CRJ) jar files.  They address a number of these kinds of issues and can be downloaded from here:

Crystal Reports for Eclipse 

This pages allows you to either download just the jars or a complete All-in-One Eclipse environment with the Crystal Reports plugin already installed.

The plugin is written for the Eclipse web app IDE and it is an entire designer written in Java, so it will not exhibit any of the mismatch errors seen when using the standard designer. What you see in the Crystal Reports for Eclipse designer is what you will see in the CRJ.  It includes our most recent CRJ jar files, so if you choose to go directly to CR for Eclipse, you will not need to download the jars separately.

Using the Crystal Reports for Eclipse designer will allow you to see how your report will look on your web page before deploying your web page.

See Also

Crystal Reports for Eclipse and Java Community

Crystal Reports for Eclipse Marketing Page


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