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Crystal Reports Merge Modules

Visual Studio 2005

Crystal Reports uses merge modules to ensure the correct report components and assemblies are installed with your deployment project.

A merge module is a set of components that are merged with a Windows installer for applications that need them. The components may include a .dll file, resources, registry entries, setup logic, and related files. With all related components stored in a single container, the installer eliminates version conflicts and other common installation problems.

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In Crystal Reports 10 and Visual Studio .NET 2002 or 2003, each merge module is designed for different scenarios. For details, see Deployment Scenarios.

In Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005, each merge module is designed for different machine types and project types.

See Also

Deployment Scenarios | Deployment Components | Deployment