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Hi,
   I have created a crystal reports file for my users. I want them to be able to click on an executable and be able to open up the file withou worrying about the login or the server name.
I setup a dsn on their pc so everything should be transparent.
This the code i have now

    Set Report = Appl.OpenReport("c:\crystal_file.rpt")
    Report.Database.LogOnServer "p2sodbc.dll", "DatabaseName", "DatabaseName", "username", "password"
    CRViewer1.ReportSource = Report
    CRViewer1.ViewReport

I get a "Server has not yet been opened" error message from crystal reports.

Can anybody help me to get this to work?
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by:ptan218
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I used to have the same problem.

Check out the client PC and ensure that you have the p2sodbc.dll. Or ensure that you have the crystal runtime on the client PC.
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by:dayiku
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I tried it on my pc and it doesn't work. Do you know why?
I need to get it to work on my pc before i give it to the client.
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Check out the windows\crystal folder to see if the above dlls are there/
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by:dayiku
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I found the dll in the system folder. Should i put it in the crystal folder?
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No. I did not do that. BTW, check out the crystaldecision website, I got my solution from there.
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by:dayiku
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This is what i found on the crystal decision website.
Crystal 8 has a know problem with visual basic.

To work around this issue, use the 'SetLogonInfo' method off the 'Tables' object rather than the 'LogonServer' method. For example:

'Sample Code for SetLogonInfo
Report.Database.Tables(1).SetLogOnInfo "server", "database", "UID", "PWD"
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