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How Do I Hide Parameters in a Crystal Reports 3rd Party Viewer

A client contacted us with an unusual requested recently.

They had created a suite of reports in Crystal Reports 2008, which contained a number of parameters.

Some of these parameters was for internal use, and contained default values which they did not want the end user to see and/or change.

Within Crystal Reports, this was not a problem, but when the report was run with a 3rd party viewer the parameters became visible.


  1. Create the Parameter
  2. In the Options:

    • Make the Parameter Optional
    • Enter a default value
    • Show on (Viewer) Panel - False

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