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I have designed a report in Crystal Reports. Prior to today I had never done it before so I am quite pleased with myself! I Hva eone problem though - When I set up the report, I used a query in MS Access to create the data. THis afternoon, i have learned how to create a command using a SQL statement. I don't want to use the query anymore - I'd rather use the fields in the command (which are exactly the same as in the Access query). How can I change the bound text fileds from being bound from the query to be bound from the command without deleteing them all and starting again? Surely there must be a quicker way than deleting them all and dragging them again from the command?!! In Access you can just change the datasource property at the click of a button. Can you do this in Crystal?
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Which version of Crystal?

You can try changing the data source location.

In general when changing the data driver like that the easy way is to rebuild the report.  Any particular reason for changing to use a command rather than the query?

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Many thanks for your answer. I'm using crystal 9. Two main reasons for using a command: 1 - There's a possibility of upsizing to SQL Server from Access as the backen in the future and I'd rather control the query from Crystal. 2 - When I was making changes to the query, they weren't appearing in Crystal. i.e I added a field into the query and deleted another but it wasn't reflecting this in my field list - despite selectijng refresh. Is there a way around this? With the datasource - I'm using the same database so no need to chang (unless I'm missing the point somewhere here?)
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When you change the datasource by adding or deleting fields you have to VERIFY THE DATABASE

Open the report
Click DATABASE --> VERIFY DATABASE

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