The encrypted reports feature of Logicity Pro allows you to take your Crystal Reports files and encrypt them so that they can only be viewed in Logicity, but not edited within Crystal Reports. Use this feature to protect your intellectual property as a developer or to prevent modification to reports by user.
First you encrypt your report using Logicity Report Encryptor:
The encryption of the file is tied to the company name to which Logicity was registered. By default this will use the company name registered on your PC, but using the override feature you can specify another company name. This functionality ensures that only the company you specify can run this report. The input file is your source RPT file and output file is the file that will be generated.
The resulting encrypted report file (.ERT) can be used just like any other Crystal Report - viewed directly using Logicity Desktop or part of a Logicity Solution file. When the file can be decrypted using the company name it will act no differently than a RPT file, but when decryption fails the user will be notified accordingly:
Note that for encrypted reports the 'Crystal Reports' export option within the viewer and Logicity Solution Builder is removed.