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Mar 11, 2009 at 02:55 PM

Using Excel as Datasource in Crystal Reports 8.5


I have never used Excel as a source for Crystal data and I am having a bit of an issue I believe. I have an Excel file on my desktop that I am using as the datasource. Eventually it will be out on a network drive. I set up all my reports as blank reports so I do that. When it brings up the Data Explorer pop up I choose ODBC ---> then Excel Files and choose the file. I then add the sheet to the report, close the data explorer window and start designing my report. I drag the fields I want on there, but when I go and preview I don't see any data at all. I have also tried it with the Report Wizard, no go there either. Is there something special I need to get the data to show up on there? Does it need to be formatted a certain way? Is it just easier to convert it over to an Access database? Any help anyone could suggest would be wonderful!


Jami Benson