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Crystal Report to VS 2008 RRS feed

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  • User-839467544 posted

    I have lots of Crystal Report already created in ASP.Net 1.1 but now i am migrating to VS 2010 and client ask me to convert all his report in SSRS 2008. Any Idea or Suggestion for it?

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:40 AM

Answers

  • User1759999623 posted

    While I am not familiar with this converter, but you have to realize that most of these will still need tweaking after the conversion process.

    Crystal Reports and SSRS have different focus, so that's why I would consider doing a complete rewrite instead of converting.  This will provide with most flexibility in improving the report when moving to SSRS, especially where there are significant differences between the two reporting tools.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:01 AM

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  • User1759999623 posted

    You will need to start from scratch and charge the client a lot of money for the conversion.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:00 AM
  • User-578610739 posted

    Hi Sheeban,

    there is option available, please check all this link.

    This below link show same your problem.

    http://www.bidn.com/blogs/indupriya/bidn-blog/1145/converting-crystal-reports-to-ssrs

    This is official microsoft site for migration.(The same link you get in above link)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964127%28SQL.90%29.aspx

    This is tool, by you give money for this.

    http://www.crystalmigrater.com/Default.aspx

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:25 AM
  • User-578610739 posted

    Hi Friend,

    I got another link, please refer it carefully.

    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic433644-149-1.aspx

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:31 AM
  • User1759999623 posted

    While I am not familiar with this converter, but you have to realize that most of these will still need tweaking after the conversion process.

    Crystal Reports and SSRS have different focus, so that's why I would consider doing a complete rewrite instead of converting.  This will provide with most flexibility in improving the report when moving to SSRS, especially where there are significant differences between the two reporting tools.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:01 AM
  • User1341616316 posted

    With all due respect Careed, it's a huge investment in time and therefore many $$$s to rewrite a bunch of Crystal report into SSRS by hand - and also extremely tedious. When a company had hundreds of reports to convert it is just cost prohibitive to even consider.

    There are some things that Crystal does that are not available in SSRS, but my experience is that automated conversion can get you 95% of the way, by extracting the vast majority of: the visual elements, converting crystal/VB into SSRS/.Net VB, and even extracting the SQL in the flavor of database engine being targetted. 

    Please have a look at http://www.crystalconversions.com and/or contact support@crystalconversions.com to get some free trial conversions. That way you can see how well your reports convert using an automated tool.

    Regards

    RAS

    Monday, October 22, 2012 7:29 PM
  • User559774174 posted

    its better to migrate reports manually, check out following link:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964127(v=sql.90).aspx

    Friday, November 2, 2012 2:38 PM