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Some Tables not listed in Crystal Reports 9

Posted on 2004-10-06
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I have CR9 client version. I created a ODBC connection pointing IDBM DB2 database. After creating a connection, I am getting the list of all tables particular to that instance, only a few tables are listed. I checked this in couple of other machines, they working perfectly there.

If I connect to some other ODBC Data source, it lists all tables..

I checked my settings. Its fine. Also I am not able to see views and stored procedures in any instances. Due to this, I have to switch machines whenever I have make a change.

Help would be really appreciated.
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mlmcc earned 43 total points
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Not sure about CR9 but stored procedures do not display by default in CR8.  The is a setting in the options that needs to be turned on.  This may also be true for views.

Open Crystal (no report needed)
Click FILE-->OPTIONS
On one of the tabs there is an option group for displaying tables, etc
  (I believe it is database tab)
Ensure TABLES, VIEWS, and STORED PROCEDURES are checked

Also ensure the user has permissions to the tables, views, and stored procedures.

Is there a difference in the ODBC connection between the machines that show all and the machine that shows only some?

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Normally the behavior you describe in DB2 is because of permissions - the user doesn't have permission to view the 'missing' tables.  It could also be that the tables aren't part of the users library - particularly if you've established a user for the specific purpose of this connection.  On your DB2 system (AS/400?) you may need to add libraries to the user account.

mlmcc's instructions for the views and stored procs are right on the money - this *does* work the same in CR9.  File -> Options -> Database.

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Open your database and try to get into the table or sp with the user that is accessing the report. You will see that the table and stored procedure will not be accessible. User dont have the permission to execute the sp or read from the table. Give the necessary permissions to the appropriate user from the database. Then you will have access to those tables.

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Emre
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by:gsuresh17
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Working with DBA to fix this, probably once fixed I would close this.

From the File->Options->Database tab, I have configured earlier to list Tables, SP's Views, Synonmns, etc., But I am not still able to get SP's & Views even now.
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From the File->Options->Database
In the data explorer box
you should see
1. table
2.view
3. stord procedure
and check boxes next to them .

Check the necessary ones and click OK. Save your report
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Recommend split between mlmcc, frodoman, ebolek

All the answers are right

Regards
Emre
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