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Timberline DSN Data Folder Change-Crystal not Recongnize

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I am working on creating a report for use in Timberline Accounting in Crystal Reports 8.5. I am using the DSN "Timberline Data".  My issue is that I go into the ODBC administrator (with Crystal closed) and change the data folder this DSN points to but Crystal does not recognize the change when I reopen it. I have verfied that the  "save data with report" option is turned OFF in Crystal.

Now when I run the report in Timberline it behaves properly, but not in Crystal. This is an issue because one of the data folders has slightly different field names and I need to edit the report to include these.

Both Timberline and Crystal are running in a Terminal Server environment if that makes any difference.

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Question by:aoicorp
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    by:ebolek
    go to database tab, verify database. Follow the steps. Save the report with the new dsn after crystal recognizes the chnage.

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    Emre
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    by:aoicorp
    Sorry, didn't work. Also, I am not trying to change it to a new DSN. I am just changing the data folder that DSN is pointing to.
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    go to set datasource locateion

    Click create new connection tab
    select odbc
    select the dsn you created

    click update

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    by:aoicorp
    Sorry, I've already tried that too. Again, I am did NOT create a new DSN. I went into ODBC and changed where the existing DSN (already linked to report) is looking to for a data folder.
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    by:ebolek
    I understand. You should be able to update the connection information for a report. If the name didnt change then it should nt be a problem

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    Emre
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    by:aoicorp
    It's a problem because although I change the data folder in the DNS setup, Crystal does not recognize this change and continues to give data from the old data folder.

    Although you did not quite get the answer, I am going to award you the points because your answer pointed me in the direction to solve it myself. What I had to do was reset the location to a dummy DSN and then bring it back to the Timberline one I had changed and it then recognized the data folder change.
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    Ok, so it was gettting messed up and was not recognizing the chnage. Glad that you found out. Thaksn for the points

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    Emre

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