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Crystal Reports XI and connecting to a MSQL .MDF database ?

Hello,

I am new to Crystal Reports and just fiished my training from New Horizons where we used a MS Access Database. I am now back at work and I am trying to use Crystal reports with a .MDF SQL Server Database.

Question: How do I connect to this type of Database ? use the Wizard ? New connetion ? there does not seem to be a .mdf in the list ??

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Robert...

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  • Posted on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:34 PM

    Robert,

    You cannot connect Natively to and MDF file. You will need to connect via ODBC or OLE DB to MSSQL.

    To create an ODBC connection go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > ODBC Administrator > System DSN Tab > Select Add > Browse to SQL Server and then configure the DSN with the connection properties such as server, user name, password, and default database.

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    Posted on Aug 28, 2008 at 03:34 PM

    Thank You !!

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