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1241546 - Error "Failed to read data from report file"


Error "Failed to read from report file" whilst publishing a Crystal Report using the Publishing Wizard tool

Reproducing the Issue

Using different Crystal Reports designer from server version.


  • Business Objects Crystal Server X R2 SP2
  • Server Windows 2003
  • Crystal designer XI R1


There is a conflict between the server and the designer version of the product


Upgrade your Crystal report designer to the same version of your server (XI R2 SP2 in the example)

You can download this product and the service packs required in the SAP support portal:


Crystal reportPublishing WizardCrystal reports serverFailed to read data from report file , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports Server XI R2