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1503747 - Different looking parameter prompt screen at runtime than in the Crystal Reports designer


  • Parameter prompt screens are different at runtime as opposed to in the Crystal Reports designer
  • Unable to enter cascading and dynamic parameters

Crystal Reports Designer parameter prompt:

 cr_designer param prompt.JPG

Crystal Reports runtime parameter prompt

runtime param prompt.JPG


  • The report was created in Crystal Reports 2008 (v. 12.x.x)
  • The Crystal reports assembly references were to version 10.2 of Crystal Reports (VS 2005 bundle)
  • Some parameter prompts (dynamic, cascading) are not available until version 11.5 x of Crystal Reports



  • If the report was created in version 12.x of Crystal Reports, use version 12.x runtime
  • Try to not run reports created in higher version of Crystal Reports with lower version of Crystal Reports
  • Older versions of Crystal Reports will not be able to run or run with errors if the reports use new features


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Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2