crystal reports dev 2008 doesnt see system DSN  ODBC connection

Posted on 2011-05-06
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anybody know why? didn't work with XI either.. hmm.
Believe I need system dsn instead of user dsn odbc to interface with crystal reporting server 2008
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Have you given all users including system and network users permissions to the ODBC connection?

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 1000 total points
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Do you have a 64bit OS? Did you try both the 32 and the 64 bit ODBC app to check your DSN?


Look at the 'drivers' tab and see the difference.

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ok not sure how to check i looked in the registry but didnt change anything im local admin on  my windows 7 box. which only shows one set of odbcs
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by:Kurt Reinhardt
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If you look in your Windows Explorer, do you have c:\program files and c:\program files(x86) ? If so, then you have a 64-bit Os and you need to use the 32-bit ODBC admin, not the one in the control panel.  You can find the 32-bit odbc admin in the actual Crystal Reports program list shortcuts...

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Yes that's fine. Thanks

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