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Oct 09, 2014 at 08:15 PM

Unable to connect to 2012 SQL database


I am trying to connect to a 2012 SQL database using the OLE DB provider panel for SQL Server. I have never used CR reports before, so this first go around hasn't been much fun. We are using CR version 14.1.1

When I try to connect, I get the following error:

Logon failed.

Details: ADO Error Code: 0x80040e4d

Source: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server

Description: Login failed for user 'xxxxx\xxxxx'.

SQL State: 42000

Native Error: 18456 [Database Vendor Code: 18456]

The DBA folks don't know why this isn't connecting. When I suggested trying the ODBC interface, they told me that the Data Source Name should have had SQL in the list...and it doesn't. All that is in the source box is dBASE Files, Excel Files and MS Access Database.

Can someone help, please? We are trying CR as a trial to see if this will work for us. Obviously, if we can't get it to connect to the database, we won't be purchasing CR.