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2142053 - Crystal Reports crash on excel export: Crystal Reports has stopped working


Crystal Reports crash when exporting large crosstab to excel: Crystal Reports has stopped working


  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • Crystal Reports 2011
  • Crystal Reports 2013

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create report with many rows, columns and summaries (~50 columns)
  2. Set the "Report export options" "Microsoft Excel (97-2003)" choose the "Column width based objects in the: Whole Report" value
  3. Try exporting the report to excel
  4. Observe that Crystal Reports crashes with a similar error:


Solution 1:

In the "Report export options" choose "Column width based on objects in the: Page Header"

Solution 2:

Upgrade to CR2013 SP5 FP6.

See Also

SAP KBA 1513393 - Error: "An unhandled win32 exception occured in crw32.exe" while exporting a cross tab report in Microsoft Excel


CR Crystal Reports crash excel export crosstab APPCRASH , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


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