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Crystal Reports External Link

Hi Gurus,

Can anyone let me know in detail about External Link in crystal report. I did a search in sdn and in google but not found a good document on this topic.

I'm in need of writing a crystal report on top of two heterogeneous databases.

Thanks in Advance!

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  • Posted on Jan 06, 2014 at 04:16 PM

    hello Abhi,

    you may wish to look into creating a subreport on the secondary database. you would then link the subreport based on the common field between the two.


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    • here's some info on Linked Servers in ms sql server. there also may be licensing implications with sap ecc etc by using this'd need to check with your admin on that one.

      other method other than subreports would be just adding both connections to the report in the database expert and linking them there, and then hope that the performance is acceptable. otherwise see Don's subeport method above if this is really slow.

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