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Where is this link option specified in CR XI?


We have made a report with CR 8.5 and there has been a link option "When linking to two files at the same time" and from that group of options we have selected the second option "Look up all of one, then all of others".

Now we are converting reports to XI and it seems that this option is not present any more and we can't get our report to work in the same way as it worked in 8.5.

Is there any way to get this working or is the only solution to redesign our report?

Thanks in advance for any help and thoughts!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009 too! 😊


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    Posted on Dec 19, 2008 at 03:52 PM

    Hi Timo,

    In Crystal Reports (CR) 8.5, the 'Link Options' dialog box contains the following 'Look up' link options:

    " Look up both at the same time

    " Look up all of one, then all of the others

    " Look up all the combinations of the two files

    However, in CR 9 or later CR versions , the 'Look up' link options are missing from the 'Link Options' dialog box.

    Why is CR 9 and later CR versions missing these 'Look up' link options?


    The 'Look up' link options are missing because CR 9 has improved linking functionality for native PC

    databases. This improved linking functionality makes the

    'Look up' link options unnecessary.

    In CR 8.5, Crystal Reports performed all the linking and record matching. However, In CR 9, the linking and record matching is passed to DAO through SQL.

    Check this link below.

    Hope this resolves your issue.


    Abhijeet T.

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