I'm at a complete loss at to how to get Crystal to talk to SQL now without having to use ODBCs. My reports worked before upgrading to Crystal Reports 11 and now they all fail. I've been defining a dataset in C# and suppling it to the report viewer, but now I get a nondescriptive error about an "invalid export DLL or export format" as it points to a temp report file that I never reference in the aspnet directory.
One of the solutions I've seen posted to this problem states that if you install all the service packs and hot fixes, then attempt to export the report, Crystal will install the appropriate dll. But, in attempting to do this, I've realized that I no longer have the ability to connect to MS SQL Server. It is supposed to be under "more data sources" when creating a new connection, but it is not there. I've got SQL Server installed and have access to everything through my Enterprise Manager. I just don't even know where to start to find the issue here. Can anyone help?
CRYSTAL REPORTS IS THE WORST PIECE OF SOFTWARE EVER DEVELOPED!!!
No matter how much money is dumped into upgrades, they just never seem to get it right.