crystal report donot work if connection string encrypted in app.config

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
i have a windows based application where the databse connection string is encrypted using standard encryption for connection string section.

the application works well except for crystal reports when the connection string section is encryted.

Question by:SwamyN
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    Why are you wanting to encrypt the connection info for Crystal?
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    Agree.  Crystal cannot use an encrypted string as the connection source.

    You might want to look at this article on how to feed your report from a dataset thus there is not need for a Crystal connection to the database


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