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1647940 - Char length support in Crystal Reports 2011


What char length is supported by Crystal Reports 2011


  • Crystal Reports (CR) 2011
  • SAP server

Reproducing the Issue

  • In SAP BW create a table using the data type CHAR1024
  • From CR, create a new report using the 'SAP Table, Cluster or Function'



  • CR supports CHAR length up to 255 and exceeding 255, such as CHAR1024 and CHAR4000 
  • CHAR length exceeding 255 will be mapped as memo fields in CR


KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011, feature pack 03