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Can Crstyal Reports Update Fields in an Access DataBase?

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I currently have Crystal 2008 and Access 2010.  My database is from Access.
I need to be ablle to put values in 2 of the fields on the table. What would be the
best way to do this?
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by:wkrasner
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either you can ODBC or you can directly link to Access. There is a choice for access/excel in the database expert for connection.
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Yes I am connected to the access from Crystal. I created some formulas in crystal to change the
value of 2 fields. I need this to be a permanent change in the access table.
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Does just setting the values in Crystal actually change it in the database?

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sorry  Imissed your question about "update",  as far as I know cr is a view only you can export though.
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by:MidWestGirl
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yes I set it up to export to excel. I get 3 sheets created in the workbook. Don't know why this is.
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you would have to likely export through ODBC
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in an export through odbc to access I believe you will have o create a new table, so in essence you can update and replace an existing field in a data table.
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I thought I could use SQL or some other language to do a write to the table. I go through the export report function. I did not see anything there for acess.
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use odbc for the export
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export to odbc
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whoops wrong one


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Cool! Learned something new. hanks!
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my pleasure
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