Need clarification of database driver dll's - Crystal 9 LogOnServer
Posted on 2003-11-01
This question pertains to preparing to use the LogOnServer function with various target databases that may be different at runtime.
There seems to be no relationship between the database driver dll's mentioned in the crystal documentation and the files that are actually installed by the product.
For example, the help file says the following about the OLEDB driver:
Crystal Reports provides the OLE DB consumer P2soledb.dll, allowing OLE DB to communicate with an OLE DB provider.
There is no file called P2soledb.dll anywhere on the computer.
There are files that begin with crdb_ but the relationship to files that start with p2 is not explained.
The documentation on the LohOnServer function makes reference to dll's that have names starting with PDS.
It would be very helpful if someone could explain the relationship between these various sets of files, the databases they support, and which names to use under which circumstances.
I'm probably making this way too complicated, but I'm a poor mindreader and the help files provide no clarifying examples.