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This has got to be simple:

I'm writting an ap that will call a Crytal Reports .RPT file and run the report.

The report is for an ODBC database. (Progress)

Everytime I run the report I get an error message that says:

"Cannot open SQL server. Error 20599"

I've entered in the report name, user name and password into the properties of the Crystall OCX. And I know the report works.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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by:Sieger
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Is your App using the same ODBC DSN as the report?  sometimes it gives you that error because the DSN names are diff.  
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chandukb earned 100 total points
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Here is my code and it is working:

With cryReport
'    .Connect = "DSN=" & gstrDSN & ";UID= " & gUser & ";PWD= " & gPassword & ";DSQ="
     .ReportFileName = ".rpt file"
    .DiscardSavedData = 1
    .DataFiles(0) = sDataFile
    .SelectionFormula = sCriteria
    .WindowTitle = rsReport!REPORTNAME
    .Action = 1
End With


Chandu

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by:chandukb
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Another method, also works:

in your form load:

dim cnRptId as integer

cnRptId = cryReport.LogOnServer("p2sora7.dll", gstrDSN, "", gUser, gPassword)

'Display report, cryReport is the ocx
With cryReport
   .ReportFileName = ".rpt file"
   .DiscardSavedData = 1
   .DataFiles(0) = sDataFile
   .SelectionFormula = sCriteria
   .WindowTitle = rsReport!REPORTNAME
   .Action = 1
End With

In your form unload:

cryReport.LogOffServer cnRptId, False

If u still having problems, please post your crystal version.

Chandu





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by:povern
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Thanx All
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by:chandukb
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Hi Povern,

If my comments satisfy your needs, please accept my comments as Answer, or post your questions, if any.

thanks
Chandu
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