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1531487 - Error; Failed to load database information - using TTX based reports in a VS application


  • Using a TTX based report results in the error:

Failed to load database information.
Details: the database DLL 'crdb_fielddef.dll' could not be loaded.
Error in File C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\DrawerSummary2{<GUID>}.rpt:
Failed to load database information. 

  • The error is produced on computers where the CRVS2010 runtime was deployed using MSM or MSI files
  • The application works as expected on development computers


  • CRVS2010
  • Microsoft VS .NET 2010

Reproducing the Issue

  • Use a report using TTX files in a VS .NET application
  • Deploy the application using CRVS2010 runtime MSM or MSI (32 bit, 64 bit)


  • The files crdb_cdo.dll and crdb_fielddef.dll are missing from the msm and the msi runtime packages


See Also


CR4VS2010 CR4VS 2010 VS .NET 2010 , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , How To


SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 9.1