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1289933 - How to manually migrate Crystal Reports from Crystal Enterprise 8 to Crystal Reports Server XI.


How to manually migrate Crystal Reports from Crystal Enterprise 8 to Crystal Report Server XI with the help of the Crystal Report designer.

Reproducing the Issue

  • Crystal Enterprise 8.0.
  • Crystal Reports Developer XI.
  • Crystal Reports Server XI.


If we try to migrate the reports using the Import Wizard, it does not show the selection for Crystal Enterprise XI.


  • Open the Crystal Reports Developer XI.
  • Click on "File >> Open >> Enterprise".
  • Login using Enterprise credentials to the Crystal Enterprise 8 and open the Crystal Report which is to be migrated to the new environment.
  • Refresh the report to verify the database logon credentials and verify all the features in the report are working.
  • Click on File >> Save as and save the report to the Folder under Crystal Report Server XI.
  • Login to Central Management Console (CMC) using the enterprise account.
  • Navigate to the folder where the report is saved.
  • Provide the Database logon credentials for the report.
  • Changed the option at the bottom to "Use same database logon as when report is run".
  • Click on update to save the changes.
  • Click on "Properties" tab.
  • Click on "Preview" button to open the report in Central Management Console (CMC).


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