change server/database for crystal reports

I have fifty Crystal reports .  Befeore the database  were pointing to a  different server. However the database was move to a new server.
What steps need to do so it would be painless rewriting/formating  the report because the data base and fields are the same anyway.
zachvaldezAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
GJParkerCommented:
To do this using just CR you will need to open a report and change the database using

Database menu -> set datasource location,  
create a connection to the new server in the bottom half of the dialog and 'replace with'
select update,
close,
save the report

you will need to do thisindividually for each report.

There are also applications available to allow you to update groups of reports simultaneously, some of these are listed here : http://kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html#doc
0
 
zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
I saw that I can do it individually. Is there a code or macro to change using groups rather than single files.
0
 
GJParkerCommented:
It is probably possible to do this programatically but you would need to write this yourself and woudl probabbly be a real pain to do.

It's probably more cost efficient to purchase one of the report managers on my previous link.
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

 
vastoCommented:
Do you have formatting applied on the field ?
0
 
vastoCommented:
Ops sorry wrong question.
0
 
zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
Did it manually
0
 
vastoCommented:
BTW, my company is looking for Beta testers for a tool like this. You may resolve your issue for free. If you are interested to test the tool and you are working with Oracle or MSAccess (sorry, SQLServer group is full) you may check this link :
http://r-tag.com/ReportDataSource.aspx
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.