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Excel 10 as datasource won't work with Crystal Reports latest version

I just purchased the lastest version of Crystal Reports and find that it isn't compatible with Excel 10 as a datasource. If I change the file to Excel 97, then it works. Am I doing something wrong?

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  • Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 05:39 PM


    You have to use an ODBC Connection to Excel. When we released this version and support MS did not have a native driver for it so we could only connect through ODBC to Excel.

    When creating your System DSN be sure to use this driver:

    Should then work for you.

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    • Hi Mike,

      If you're using a 64-bit machine, go to:

      C:\Windows\SysWow64 and open odbcad32.exe

      In here, configure a DSN pointing to the Excel file using the driver specified by Praveen.

      If you're using a 32-bit machine, simply go to start > run > type in odbcad32 and create the DSN.

      Once the DSN has been created, you can go to the Database Expert in CR > Select ODBC(RDO) and select the DSN created above.


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