Crystal Reports 2011 Release Notes

Monday 21 March 2011 @ 10:42 am

You still can’t see CR 2011, but if you want to know what some of the problems are you can read the release notes.

Nothing earth-shattering, but a few of interest:

ADAPT01353630 – you can’t save a report with a formula error.  You have to fix the formula or the report won’t save.

ADAPT01338584 – there are a few problems exporting to PDF if you use ‘justified” alignment.

ADAPT01323911 – Stored procedures can no longer be used with SQL Server wire protocols (Native or Classic).

And, the one that surprised me the most was ADAPT01358869 which says “If you map a “Timestamp” field from an SQL Server to Crystal Reports, the correct data is not retrieved and a blank image appears”.

I first read this to mean that CR wouldn’t read a date-time value.  But I learned that SQL Server has a specific data type called ‘Timestamp’ that is used by SQL server for tracking changes and facilitating recovery operations.  It has nothing to do with a DateTime fields that store the date and time a record was created or updated, which I would call a TimeStamp.

Many of the other issues are related to the server-level environment, but if you see anything interesting that I missed, drop me a line or post a comment.

4 Responses to 'Crystal Reports 2011 Release Notes'

  1. SarekOfVulcan - March 22nd, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Great, thanks for sharing this. Do they have a firm release date yet?

  2. Ken Hamady - March 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Not that I have heard. Just Q2.

  3. SarekOfVulcan - March 25th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks. Doesn’t look like this is a full version upgrade, despite the naming — am I missing something?

  4. Ken Hamady - March 28th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I agree that in terms of new features SAP isn’t offering much.

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