Last post Apr 27, 2011 03:17 AM by andysujoto
Apr 14, 2011 02:44 AM|andysujoto|LINK
Perharps this topic has been discussed a lot of times, however, i am still can not get the point, what license should i obtain.
Reference material regarding CR license that i know as follows :
Now let's put it in scenario:
- Scenario 1, our company has bought Visual Studio 2010 license, and we use it to develop the web application and report using crystal report. Now i want to put the application (with reports designed using Crystal Report) on our main server. What licenses
should i obtain ? Let's say the users is around 50.
- Scenario 2, our company has bought Visual Studio 2010 license, and we use it to develop the web application and report using crystal report. Now we are selling this web application (with reports designed using Crystal Report) to our client (another company).
What license should our company and our client obtain ? Let's say the users is around 50.
Thanks for the info.
Apr 20, 2011 04:20 AM|andysujoto|LINK
Nobody can help?
Apr 20, 2011 04:32 AM|Ratndeep|LINK
I think if you are buiding crystal report using Visual studio then license dosent required as its free with VS 2005,2008 and for vs 2010 you can download it from SAP website.
Apr 20, 2011 04:42 AM|andysujoto|LINK
In design, i believe it's free.
Now in runtime (deploy), if it is windows based application, it's free.
How about in runtime (deploy) and web based application, is it still free ?
Apr 20, 2011 05:23 AM|Ratndeep|LINK
I think You just need crystal report runtime on the web server for crystal report. You can download and install crystal report on your web server. Its freely avaible.
Apr 20, 2011 05:38 AM|andysujoto|LINK
are you sure ?. then how they make money?
Apr 20, 2011 11:24 AM|Ratndeep|LINK
I am also developing crystal report using VS 2010 and i have installed crystal report runtime on my web server and its working fine.
Your query is also valid, how they make money?
I think if we are using Visual studio to build crystal report then all features are not avalaible as its avalaible in fully featured crystal report tool (standalone tool) where you can design/build complex crystal report and of course its not free.
But i also need to check again whether runtime i installed on my web server will not be expired in future but i think that will not be the case.
Apr 21, 2011 12:50 AM|andysujoto|LINK
be careful, being able to "run with no error" is difference than "being able to run with should obtain license".
Well, unless somebody else can point to the other way around, i think i should follow your info, it's free with limitation.
Apr 22, 2011 04:30 AM|gcgyteh|LINK
My understanding is not free. It also calculate by CALs license.
Please read below article:
I also has a question here:
For windows development by using the crystal report, does customer need to have license purchase?
Apr 27, 2011 03:17 AM|andysujoto|LINK
Based on the link you gave, If i am not mistaken, Crystal Report 2008 is not free, however Crystal Report for VS.NET is free.
For Windows, as far as i know, there is no need to purchase the license.