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Crystal Runtime - setting the ConnectBufferString properly

I'm using Crystal Reports v10 runtime in a Delphi 2007 Win32 application.

The app supports both Oracle and Intersystems Cache.

I don't use a TNSNAMES.ORA file or an ODBC DSN to connect to either database. This is so our clients

IT departments don't have to install these connections on every workstation.

When the app runs reports it sets the database location to the client's database. Doing this in Delphi code works great with Oracle. But I can't get it to work with Cache.

I'm trying to use the ConnectBufferString property but obviously I'm not passing the correct values to this property.

Here's the code. It blows up at .Location := 'DEV.' + ... with this error:

Logon failed. Cannot find DSN in connection string.

Anyone have any experience with this?

procedure TfmTest.TestClick(Sender: TObject);


SubReport: IReport;

ReportObject: IReportObject;

Sections: ISections;

Section: ISection;

Report: IReport;

strConn: string;

x,y,z: SmallInt;


Report := CRApp.OpenReport('C:\QMDEV\qes\QES\\Reports\DivisionSingleLineListing.rpt',crOpenReportByTempCopy);

if Report.HasSavedData then



strConn := Report.Database.Tables[1].ConnectBufferString;

for x := 1 to Report.Database.Tables.Count do begin

Report.Database.Tables[x].ConnectBufferString := strConn;

Report.Database.Tables.Item[x].Location := 'DEV.' + Report.Database.Tables.Item[x].Location;


Sections := Report.Sections;

for x := 1 to Report.Sections.Count do begin

Section := Sections.Item[x];

for y := 1 to Section.ReportObjects.Count do begin


ReportObject := Section.ReportObjects.Item[y] as IReportObject;

if ReportObject.Kind = crSubReportObject then begin

SubReport := (Section.ReportObjects.Item[y] as SubReportObject).OpenSubReport;


for z := 1 to SubReport.Database.Tables.Count do begin

SubReport.Database.Tables[x].ConnectBufferString := strConn;

SubReport.Database.Tables.Item[z].Location := 'DEV.' + SubReport.Database.Tables.Item[z].Location;






Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 09:25 PM

    Post your SDK questions to the Legacy SDK forum

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