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Crystal 10.5 & .TTX files

We are currently using Crystal 8.5, and viewing the reports using using a VB6 app with the ActiveX CRViewer object. We are looking to upgrade to Crystal 10.5 and use the .NET SDK. The problem is that whenever I try to open a report that uses .TTX data definition files, I get the following error:

Failed to load database information.

Details: the database DLL 'crdb_fielddef.dll' could not be loaded.

Error in File C:\DOCUME1\ADMINI1\LOCALS~1\Temp\DrawerSummary2{CA5BC724-A92B-45AD-8A0C-CD43706E9316}.rpt:

Failed to load database information.

Sometimes the first two lines are omitted and only the last two lines appear. I looked for the crdb_fielddef file and could not find it. After looking on the internet I found that that file may not have been the problem, but it could instead be a dependency issue. So I grabbed Depends and made sure I had all the dependencies for craxddrt, crdb_ado, crpe32, crqe, crtslv, and crviewer. I also made sure all those files were registered, and it still does the same error message.

Does 10.5 support .TTX files? If so, what else can I do to get this to work?

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    Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:56 PM

    The db driver 'crdb_fielddef.dll' is not included with CR 10.5. In irder to be able to work with TTX based reports you will have to obtain CR 2008 (12.x), making sure it is updated to SP 4. Then have a look at the following resource:

    [How to use reports based on multiple TTX files in Visual Studio .NET|] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];


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