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Feb 21, 2014 at 06:46 PM

Error when linking to DB (DAO) Error Code 0xbd4


Hi forum,

I'm currently experiencing an issue with my brand-new installation of Crystal Reports XI when trying to connect to a database to preview my report.

I recently had to format and reinstall the OS. Prior to this, it was working fine, however now it doesn't work.

I can no longer link CR to any database (MS Access) and thus, cannot get any work done.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Here are the specs of what I'm running:

Crystal Reports XI (

Windows 8 Pro 64bit

MS Office 2013

i5 processor

8GB memory



CRXI Error.png (7.8 kB)