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Upgrade to Crystal 2008

I am trying to upgrade from Crystal XI to Crystal 2008. When I try to write any report in Crystal 2008 - it adds 1 to table names. Example pt_mstr becames pt_mstr1. When I open an existing Crystal Report (written in Crystal XI) and switch from production database to test database (Database, Set Data Source Location) I get and error 'Some tables could not be replaced , as no match was found in a new data source. Please specify the table required for any unmodified tables'. Both databases are identical. It cannot find a match on the name because new version has 1 added to the table name. If I rename the table and add 1 to the name - it works just fine. I cannot belive that I have to touch every production report and update the table names. There must be other way. Any ideas?

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  • Posted on Oct 25, 2010 at 09:56 PM


    If the question is related to Crystal Report Design then you may want to post [here|SAP Crystal Reports;



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  • Posted on Oct 26, 2010 at 02:27 PM

    Hi Bella,

    Cr 2008 for some reason can't match the name so what it is doing is assigning an Alias to the name. Edit the name in CR and remove the 1. Then verify the database.

    Typically CR doesn't like any reserved characters, Shifted key on the top row of your keyboard, so it replaces them with an underscore. If that character is used the it may alias the name and add a 1 to it. Highly recommend to never use those shifted characters in database, table or field names if you are going to support multiple databases.

    Thank you


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