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Error Message while trying to link Excel Sheet to Db Table in Crystal

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I have successfully connected Excel Spreadsheets to Crystal Report in the past.  This one, for some reason unknown to me, keeps giving me an error I have never seen before.  First it says "Failed to retrieve date from the database" then it says "Database Connector Error: 'DAO Error Code: 0xc5b, source: DAO.Database , Description:  The field is too small to accept the amount of data you attempted to add.  Try inserting or pasting less data.

I am trying to insert one field from the spreadsheet and find any related records in a corresponding table.  The link between the tables was not a problem.  Inserting the primary key field from the spreadsheet is not an issue.  But when I try to group by the primary key I get the error listed above.

Anyone ever have this happen and figure out why?
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long shot, but have you tried Verifying the database connection? It makes it sound like there is a field in the Excel file that contains more characters than Crystal is expecting for that column.
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That may have been it.  When I retried it this morning - it worked!!!  Thank you.
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