Processing a Text File as Input for a Crystal Report 10.2????

This is the first time I've ever had to use a Text File as input for a Crystal Report and I have no idea how to do this. I got as far as creating a new connection using ODBC and then after that it asked for the SQL statement. I'm not sure from that point on.

Please HELP!!!!

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you dont have to go through the ODBC

go to create a new connection  then choose 'Access/Excel' data source
then from the drop down list choose 'Text'
then the report will open as empty and the fields are placed in the fields box
BlakeMcKennaAuthor Commented:
I just tried it and it gave me the Error:

"Logon Failed.
 Details: No database was specified."
is your text tab delimited

or its based on semi colons

I mean there has to be a way the text is structured otherwise its not a database

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BlakeMcKennaAuthor Commented:
Yes, it's not a DB. The input file is a fixed field length text file. It's not comma or tab delimited.
then try importing this into Excel and then slice it up as you require
then make the excel your data source

can this help in your scenario
BlakeMcKennaAuthor Commented:
No, because I want to process a text file without having to import into excel or store the data in a DB. There should be a way to do this.
can place some of the text content here

some sample data so we can try please

BlakeMcKennaAuthor Commented:
Can I upload the file?
No need,

Please follow these steps:
1- open a blank report
2- it will ask you for a connection choose Access/Excel
3- click ... to allocate the file and change the type to Text
4- then it should open the file even if its not delimited or spaced or semi colon

I dont know why you are getting the error

did you follow these steps

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