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Crystal SQL Designer

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I am trying to locate the Crystal SQL Designer tool for Crystal Reports 9.  I have checked both the Professional and Developers CDs and cannot locate it.  Any ideas where I can find this?  Thanks!
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The Crystal SQL Designer is no longer available for Crystal Reports 9.  Instead, you can create one or more SQL Command objects within Crystal Reports, itself.  To do so:

1) Open the Database Expert (Database|Database Expert)
2) Create a New Connection (most commonly ODBC) to a SQL-based Database
3) Dougle-click Add Command
4) Write your SQL, including parameters if you wish.
5) Click ok

SQL Command objects are more functional than Crystal Queries.  For example, you can join results from multiple Commands within a report, whereas you could only base a report on a single Query.

~Kurt
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You can download the tools for CR 9 here, although I think even they don't suggest using them:
http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr9_data_tools.zip.asp

-dave
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You all are amazing
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Exactly, that's why I didn't recommend downloading the tools.  You can use the tool, but its not recommended as support has disappeared and the functionality of the tool suffers when compared to the SQL Command Objects.

If you're simply looking for a graphical Query design tool, then I'd recommend tools like Query Analyzer (SQL Server) or Toad (Oracle), depending on your datatbase, of course.

~Kurt
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uh, my comment was regarding Dave's post - not the amazing, but we'll take it!

~Kurt
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