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Maintaining formats(layouts) on Crystal report with different database

I was just needing some help maintaining the layout of a report but using a different database. The databases are very similar for example, a field for the database in use is line1xxxx what I wish to do is keep all the formating & point it line2xxxx database. Where line1 is the original Database & Line2 is the new database I wish to use. Both of these databases reside in the same folder its just that I need identical reports for both Line 1 & Line 2 & am trying to get away from duplicating all the work I did on the Line 1 report.

Hopefully not too trivial for this forum.

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Sep 09, 2009 at 04:52 PM

    If you have same tables in both the databases then open the report and go to menu option in the report database-->set data source location and create new connection in the bottom window and select both existing connection from top window and new from bottom and click on update. Now the report points to the new database, so now use save as option to save the report with some other name so that you can have the old report with old connection and the new one with new connection.

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    Raghavendra.G

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