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Switch database in Crystal Report 2013

Hi All,

I have Crystal Report 2013 and my client require to connect multiple database with single report. I have more than 10 MySql database and all database structure are same.

E.g. Create one report Employee Detail and connect using ODBC (RDO) I have successfully connected my single MySql database. Now I need to use this report for another database.

My question is how to switch database at runtime?

Anybody help me please.


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  • Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 07:47 AM

    Hi Bhavin,

    If you don't want to use the Set data source location feature, just configure the existing ODBC connection so that it points to the other database.


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  • Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 03:23 PM

    hi Bhavin,

    you also may wish to look into mysql's Federated Tables, a similar feature to ms sql linked servers where the other db tables would show up as a view in your main db.

    you should be able to use a stored proc that change the federated table on the fly based on a report parameter.

    also in theory you could base your report off of a Command object that changed the federated table on the fly. a command object can work to change the tables on the fly if the tables are of the same structure and if the command outputs the same field names.


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