A report definition file creates a text file with a list of all the report's objects.

To print the Report Definition, follow these steps:



  1. Open a report in Crystal.

  2. Select File, Print, Export from the menu bar.

  3. Select Report Definition as the format and Disk format as the destination.

  4. Select a file name and location, and click OK.

  5. Find the file in Windows Explorer, open it, and print it.


A report definition file lists the following:
  • Sections (including formatting)
  • Fields (including formatting)
  • Formulas (including formula syntax and formatting)
  • Record Selection Formula
  • Group Selection Formula
  • Record Sort Fields
  • Group Sort Fields