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May 10, 2011 at 03:27 PM

Difference between ODBC and OLE DB

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Hello,

I remember from my CR 2008 exams that we only explicitly spoke about ODBC connections. However, it's just as easy to setup an OLE DB connection. In fact, if I use an OLE DB connection on Crystal Reports Server, then no ODBC Data Source needs to be created on the server side. Seems easier to me.

Have I missed something? Why would I use an ODBC connection ever again as OLE DB is just as easy? According to some, OLE DB is faster as well.

Have a nice day,

Val