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

Posted on 2007-04-05
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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!!!!

Thanks,
Blake
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by:MOA81
ID: 18858841
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
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by:BlakeMcKenna
ID: 18859249
I just tried it and it gave me the Error:

"Logon Failed.
 Details: No database was specified."
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by:MOA81
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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

agree?
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Yes, it's not a DB. The input file is a fixed field length text file. It's not comma or tab delimited.
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by:MOA81
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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
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by:BlakeMcKenna
ID: 18859765
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.
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by:MOA81
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can place some of the text content here

some sample data so we can try please

thanks
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Can I upload the file?
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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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