Crystal Rpt 4.6 + dBase IV: db.ndx not found
Posted on 1998-11-24
I installed VB 5.0 on Win98 with Crystal Reports 126.96.36.199.
Old reports that used to run under VB 3.0 + Crystal Rpt 188.8.131.52 no longer work: doesn't find the .ndx files.
I have some dBase IV .dbf files and associated .ndx files (no .mdx files). I backed off on trying to get the existing reports to work and tried creating a new report from scratch in Crystal Rpt 4.6: included 2 .dbf files which are both indexed, but Crystal doesn't find the .ndx files and won't let me add them. Thus, it won't let me link them. To make it simple, I tried it with 2 files which each only had a single .ndx file and the base filenames on the .dbf matches the .ndx filenames, but it still doesn't find them. ARGH!
I figure the answer's probably either simple or there's a bug somewhere and it just doesn't work as it indicates it should.
To make sure the dBase files were OK, I also created a simple 2-file database in Access97 and saved/exported the tables as dBase IV files + indexes, but Crystal Reports failed on this as well.