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Deleting mysterious data connection

Feb 03, 2017 at 08:06 PM


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I have multiple machines running Crystal Reports 2013. I also have many report definition (.rpt files) on a server. All but one machine operate fine, but I'm having a strange issue with the other. For every report that I open on this machine, there appears a mysterious data connection, which is named exactly identical to the name of the "original" connection, except it is followed by "_1" (ie: abc vs. abc_1) Also, every time I attempt to refresh a report, Crystal just completely shuts down. I cannot delete this connection, as it tells me there is something on the report which is utilizing this connection, though I can find no such report element, and all of my report definitions work on every other machine without issue. Can anyone give me pointers on what's going on here?

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Ian Waterman Feb 06, 2017 at 09:23 AM

Same has occurred for me when I create two different conection types to a data source. In my example a previous report developer used an OLEDB connection to our UAT server. However, that did not support the use of commands so I had tp create an Oracle Native connection this is stored as UAT_1.

Click on each connection and select properties you will probably find they are different connection types.


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