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1197553 - Opening and viewing crystal reports from command prompt

Symptom

Can we run or view crystal reports from command prompt?

Cause

Opening and viewing crystal reports from command prompt

Resolution

Yes, we can run crystal reports designer from command prompt.

 

Steps:

 

  1. Open Start-run,
  2. Type "cmd". This will open command prompt.
  3. Go to the folder, where crw32.exe file is located. Type :

 

C:\Program Files\Business Objects\ Crystal Reports 11.5 > crw32

 

This will open the Crystal report designer.

 

To view a report, type:

 

C:\Program Files\Business Objects\ Crystal Reports 11.5 > crw32 Reportname.rpt

(If it is not in same folder, use the path for the report)

 

This will open the specific Crystal Report in the designer.

Keywords

Open, view,Command prompt , 3329767 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , How To

Product

SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2