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2208029 - Report is different when viewed in .NET application - Moral of the story, check the Report in CR Designer before logging cases


I do not have Crystal Reports Designer installed on my BOE 4.1 .NET test PC.

When I preview a report in the WEB form viewer the main page of the report shows different date formats than the Group Tree.



  • Crystal Reports 2xxx
  • BOE 4.1 SP 5

Reproducing the Issue

Create a report with dates in group and supress the details section. Run the report and click on the date fields with single digit months.


When previewing the report I see a difference.

Why the difference is due to formatting the date field in the main page to be a different format than what is default for the group tree.

Before logging Incidents in SMP please check with the designer of the report so you understand the format was altered.

Always Remember, what you see in CR Designer is what you see when using one of our SDK's.

Check with the Designer of the report to see why there are differences before logging a case.


Crystal reports designer, .NET SDK, differences when previewed , KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem


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