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Connect Crystal Reports 2008 to mySQL database on webhost

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I'm developing an application in PHP that using a mySQL database stored on our webhost.  How do I get Crystal Reports 2008 to connect to the mySQL database?  I don't see an option in the database wizard for a mySQL database.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Steve
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Hi,

You can try using ODBC or Ole DB, where you can use your own connection string, like in the attached image
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by:stkoontz
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Thanks for helping me with this.

I set up an ODBC connection to the mySQL database that tested fine.  When I select that connection in Crystal, no tables come up.

The funny thing now is that when I try to go back in to edit or delete that ODBC connection, I get the error "invalid input string."

Thanks again.  I do appreciate the help.

Steve
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Well that is weird, have you try to create another ODBC Connection? or to create an OLE DB connection with a ConnectionString?
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Using the connection string did the trick.

Thanks!

Steve
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