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Can't resolve Database Connect Error on Crystal Reports XI R2 report since upgrading to SP5

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I'm running Crystal Reports XI R2 in Visual Studio 2005.  Since installing SP5 I'm getting an error messsage on a few reports - Database Connector Error: '[Database Vendor Code: 257 ]' Error in File
c:\users\stu\appdata\local\temp......rpt.
I can run the report fine in Crystal Reports but when I run from Visual Studio I get the error message.
If I remove SP5 the report runs OK.
I have also installed SP6 but still get the error.  This happens on both  XP and Win7 machines.
I have re-created the report from the stored procedure (SQL Server) under the version including SP5 but still get the error.
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by:MIKE
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try updating the actual SERVER that is being accessed by Crystal,..with these latest updates....
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WHere did you install the SPs?

You usually install them on the development machine, then rebuild the application to include the SPs.

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I installed the SP's on the development machine which also runs SQL, Visual Studio etc.
I tried creating a new report from the original stored procedure but still get the same error in VB
The project references tab for Crystal point toC:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\3.5\managed\dotnet2\ and show the Version for each dll as 11.5.3700.0 whereas the Windows Explorer view shows the File Version as 11.5.9712.1838.  I have removed and added back the Crystal references but they still default back to 11.5.3700.0.

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When you add the references, are you selecting them from the list or have you tried browsing to them.

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In VB, I removed the old references for V 11.5.3700.0 thenI browsed to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\3.5\managed\dotnet2 and added them from there.  When I select the file the version shows correctly as 11.5.9712.1838 but when I click the Add reference button, it adds the file but still shows the version in VB as 11.5.3700.0.

Do I have to register them in the GAC (Windows\Assembly) ?

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I don't know.  I don't have VB.Net so I can't test here.

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Have you tried updating your .NET Framework to the latest version?
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^Or rolling back to an earlier version?
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Is there something in SP5 or SP6 that you require?

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Doesn't look like I'm going to get this resolved so I have removed SP5 and SP6
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I have removed SP5 and SP6
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