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CSV file as a datasource

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how to use a CSV file(s) as a datasource in Crystal Reports v8?

Cheers.
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You need to create a new ODBC source, using the Text Files driver.

To do this:
Start a new report and Click the Database button.
In the data explorer choose ODBC ; double-click Create New Datasource.
Select User Data source and click next.
Select Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt,*.csv), Next
Finish.
In the ODBC Text Setup dialog, enter a meaningful name.
Deselect Use Current Directory and click Select Directory.
Choose the Folder and click OK.

All text files in the folder should now be visible in the data explorer.
Proceed as usual from this point.

Clearly to make any sensible use of a text file it must have a proper table structure.

Pete
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Cheers Pete :)
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