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2656631 - "Copying is a problem" message in Crystal Reports installation log


  • "Copying is a problem" message repeated hundred times in Crystal Reports installation log


  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Install a Patch to SAPCrystal Reports 2016
  2. Review the setupengine.log found in C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\InstallData\logs


  • The message "Copying is a problem" is exception from Poco File copy operation, which usually occurs if the file is already present. It happens when you reinstall the application or applying a Patch.


  • The message does not indicate any failure and could be ignored, but developers understood the confusion caused by the word "Problem" and will rephrase the message in future releases.


Installation, slow , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports XI