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Crystall Reports 2008 SP2 Any Fixes to allow Reading Access 2007 files ?

Using Crystal Reports 2008 SP2. Just applied SP2 . Is there a solution for the issues with NOT being able to Read MS Access 2007 database files ? With SP2 I still have to save the MS Access DB in a 2003 Version format in order to access with Crystal Reports 2008 ?

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  • Posted on Sep 06, 2010 at 09:31 PM


    No issues at all other than we don't support connecting to them using the native JET/DAO engine. Use ODBC or OLE DB and it will all work for you. Microsoft did not have a 64 bit version so they only supported it using ODBC or OLE DB.

    CR 2010 ( next version ) will support it natively.

    Thank you


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    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    I may be setting the cart before the horse by asking, but what issues were you having?

    It sounds like you were totally unable to connect.

    I am using XI and through OLE DB (ADO), I have connectivity.

    I installed a version release of my database which took the database from Access 2000 to Access 2007. My connection ended. I worked with people here on the forum trying to connect with nothing working. Once I received a database password from my database vendor, the connectivity issue was gone. The password was normally not given out, so it was a table-level password.

    However, I have found two issues. If I pull data it all shows up correctly. If I use Select Expert to look for true only in a boolean field, the report comes back blank after refreshing. Without refreshing, I see only the True boolean fields, as I should. A similar problem is found using a date or range of dates in Select Expert. Blank with refresh, or without a refresh, it shows me the correct data.

    Have you asked your technical support at the vendor of your database?

    Thank you,

    Greg Harper

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