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Jan 07, 2008 at 02:13 PM

Crystal XI and SQL2005 connections (I have a deadline please help)

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Post Author: xaviervp

CA Forum: Data Connectivity and SQL

I have around 100 reports created in Crystal XI with data on a SQL2000 server, we recently finished installing SQL2005

now when I try to create a connection to SQL2005 using Native mode my server is not listed, if I go ahead and fill in the

information requiered I can see my DB but it fails to connect the error I get is

login failed:

Details: ADO error code 0x80040e73

Source: Microsoft OLE DB Service components

Description: Format of the initialization string does not conform to the OLE DB specification.

I would really hate to have to use ODBC as this would require creating a ODBC connection on 200 computers

what do I need to be able to update all my reports connections to the SQL2005 server.

Thanks

Xavier