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how do i edit the sql in crystal reports 11

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hi all

i never use crystal reports at all, but i need to urgently edit a report created by someone whos on holidays, and as far as i can see it was created with a sql script, which i can see by going to database> show sql

but how can i edit this?
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by:pssandhu
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The SQL you are looking at is created dynamically by the Crystal Report engine. You will have to know crystal to make the changes you are looking for.
The only place a SQL syntax could have been written would be under the "SQL Expression" under the "Field Explore Menur" on the right. But that might only be part of the whole SQL that you are looking at.
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Do you need an additional field from the database, or are you just changing summaries or calculations?

I'm just wondering if the changes you need actually require changing the SQL, or if you could get your results by working within the groups and formulas on the report.
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by:meteorelec
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hi
he sent me an email before he left saying here is the sql that he used to create the report incase i need to ammend the date range within the report, its a really basic report with just 5 or 6 fields and one parameter passed at the start
as far as i see there are no formulas or stored sql procedures, and the date range isnt set in selection expert,  but i really am a crystal novice so i am proably missing something simple,
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pssandhu earned 500 total points
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Run the report with its default values. Then go to Database>database expert
For all the tables listed on the right ( I am guessing it is only one), right click to see if it is SQL Command or not. If it is SQL Command then when you right click yuo should see the option "Edit Command".
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If it isn't a command, you can't changethe SQL directly.

You can change the date range through the SELECT EXPERT under the REPORTS menu.

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cheers pssandhu that done the trick!
 
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