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Quote caiphas Replybullet Topic: creating an execuatable so people can use it
    Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 10:56am
I have created a vb net application that includes crystal reprots 2008.
However people who want to use the application that don't have crystal reports 2008 cannot get the program to load.
When they click on the icon for the execuatable nothing happens. No error messages. Nothing happens.
 
What is the work around for this.
One person said to look at the refrences from solution explorer and click on the properties and change the property copy local to true. I tried this but it didn't work. Is there a solution to this problem
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Quote hilfy Replybullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 9:16am
You need to include the Crystal Merge Modules in the installation for your program.
 
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Quote caiphas Replybullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 11:07am
Where is this crystal reports merge module. Is it something that was supposed to have been installed.
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Quote hilfy Replybullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 12:30pm

With versions earlier than 2008, they're located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Merge Modules.  If you don't see them there, you can download by going to https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/downloads.

 
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Quote caiphas Replybullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:30pm
I found the module and attached it to my project but the users still get a message when they load a form that launches crystal reports. We tried publishing the application instead of just compiling it but that didn't seem to work either.
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Quote hilfy Replybullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:45pm
What message are they getting?
 
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Quote caiphas Replybullet Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 5:45am
the message they get is
 
Unable to install or run the application. The application requires that assembly Crystal Decisions. Web version 12.0.20000.0 be installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) first.
 
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Quote hilfy Replybullet Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 7:39am
I suspect that the files are there, but your install  program is not registering them in the GAC.   This is a Visual Studio/Installer issue, not a Crystal issue.  All of the .dll files whose names start with "CrystalDecisions" need to be registered in the GAC using gacutil.exe in order for your application to work.
 
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