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1323599 - Is it possible to use reports created in Crystal Reports 2008 in previous versions of Crystal Reports?


  • Some reports run well, others produce an error message.
  • In the Crystal Reports Designer of versions earlier than 12.x, the error is:

This document could not be opened. It does not appear to be a Crystal Report document. This document has the expected file extension (.rpt), but it seems to be corrupted.

  • When using the Crystal Reports SDK for Visual Studio .NET, the error is:

Load report failed


  • Reports that use new features may not work.
  • In particular, reports using Flash Objects and Xcelsius will not work.


  • Do not use features new to Crystal Reports 2008 if these reports will be run in earlier versions of Crystal Reports
  • See the Reviewer's Guide Crystal Reports 2008 Crystal Reports Server 2008 for more details:


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