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1968027 - What version of Crystal Reports works with my version of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform?

Symptom

  • Which version of Crystal Reports is supported to connect to the server?
  • What version of Crystal Reports works with my version of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform?

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016 
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2020

Resolution

  • Crystal Reports supports connecting to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform of the same:
    • Product Version, and
    • Support Pack
              
  • Product Version
    Crystal Reports versions corresponding to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform version it works with:     
        
  •   SAP Crystal Reports     SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform  
    2008  XI 3.1
    2011  4.0
    2013  4.1
    2016  4.2
    2020  4.3
  •    
  • Support Pack
    Crystal Reports and the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform server are only supported at the same Support Pack level.

    For example:
      
    If we have SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 - Support Pack 06,
    then the supported version of Crystal Reports to connect to the server is: Crystal Reports 2016 - Support Pack 06
          
  • IMPORTANT NOTES:  These are the combinations tested and supported by SAP.

Keywords

Crystal Reports, Designer, 2008,2011,2013,2016,version, BI Platform, CR, BIP, Compatible, connection to boe server , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , How To

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2020