This section describes how to migrate reports from existing reporting tools to ClientUI Reporting. ClientUI Reporting is currently able to convert reports from Crystal Reports (requires build 13.0.2000.0 or later).
Please keep in mind that the converter is just a helper utilities to save some time instead of re-creating it. It does not guarantee a one-to-one complete conversion due to structural differences between ClientUI Reporting and other reporting products, and not all of the report objects have it's counterpart in ClientUI Reporting end. The same goes for scripting, event, and complex logic, which will be written 'as is'. You would need to review and fix the reports manually to achieve the desired results.
To convert reports to ClientUI Reporting, follow these steps:
Look for the ReportConverter.exe, which should be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Intersoft Solutions\ClientUI 12\Tools\
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Intersoft Solutions\ClientUI 12\Tools\
Specify your report file path as the command argument.
You can also specify a wildcard if you have more than 1 report to convert.
The output result will be written by default with the same name but different extensions (.xaml). However you can change it by specifying the second argument, but it is valid only with single file name in the first argument.
ReportConverter.exe D:\Reports\SimpleReport.rpt D:\Reports\Output\NewReport.xaml
Now what you need to do is to review and fix the output result. The following list represents the common problems when converting the reports.