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Change datasource in Crystal Reports 9

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Hi experts,

We have several hundred Crystal 9 reports which connect to our data warehouse. We will shortly be migrating our data warehouse to a new server. I don't wish to open each and every report in Crystal and change the datasource as this would take too long. Unfortunately, the reports are binary files and therefore I can't just edit them in UltraEdit or similar and change the datasource.

Is there a way (or a piece of software out there) that will alllow me to change the name of the data warehouse specified in the datasource in all reports in one go?

The alternative is for me to power down the old data warehouse, remove it's DNS name from DNS and create a CNAME to point to the new data warehouse. However, I'd much rather fix the reports.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Jon
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I assume you have the original RPT files.

There are tools available that claim to be able to make changes like that.
Here is one
http://www.softwareforces.com/Product/ri/pro/3/rptInspector.htm
http://www.softwareforces.com/Product/ri/ent/3_1/rptInspector.htm

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Great, thanks!
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