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Crystal ask for DB Connections on new installation

Hi

ON new computers, when I install B1 881, Crystal integrated ask for database connection.

It works fine on old computers.

Where should I look ?

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 05:57 PM

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    Reports are all saved with SQLNCLI which is Sql Native client 9 (2005)

    New computers only have SQLNCLI10 which is Sql Native Client 10 (2008)

    Customer will either install SQL CLient 10 on all old computer and upgrade the reports or install SQL Client 9 on new computers which will avoid upgrading hundred of reports

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    • Many thanks for posting the solution Marc. I'd just like to add the following:

      MS SQL Server 2008 does not work with the MDAC version of the Native drivers, you must install the MS SQL Server Client. You'll see the driver name is "MS SQL Server Native client 10". This is the one you need to use. Alternatively, use ODBC, it seems to resolve all issues, but the client must be installed.

      A rule of thumb for connecting to MS SQL using CR 2088 and higher:


      For OLE DB then use:

      MS SQL 2005 - OLE DB Provider

      MS SQL 2008 - SQL Native 10

      MS SQL 2013 - SQL Native 11

      For ODBC then use:

      MS SQL 2005 - SQL Native

      MS SQL 2008 - SQL Native 10

      MS SQL 2013 - SQL Native 11

      - Ludek

      Senior Support Engineer AGS Product Support, Global Support Center Canada

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