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Crystal Report - Data Changed in Print

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Hi
number is in database 9044422262
Data field is in report,

Field name = Contact_No
Data Type = Number
Field Size = Double
Format = General Number

But in crystal report its showing me something else,  like 437256192 instead of 9044422262
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by:peter57r
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In my opinion this cannot be so.
I think you should carefully check your data again and make sure that the field is being shown without any manipulation in say, a formula field,  in the report.

If you browse the data values what do you see?
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by:crystal_Tech
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different data than actual data in table
like -45632587
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by:peter57r
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What sort of database is it- include the version please. (Oracle/SqlServer/ whatever)
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MS Access
Designed in 2003 than convert it in 97
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by:mlmcc
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I notice the tag says Crystal Report 7

Are you running the 16 or 32 bit version?
Probably need to be using the 32-bit version otherwise the numberis too big

I just built a quick databse and put the value in and it displays just fine in CR2008.

What data type does Crystal think it is?
It may be interpreting it as an integer

Has this data worked in the past?

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i just created this report now.
ok, what if i change this fields datatype number to text
will it be work..?
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by:crystal_Tech
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"Are you running the 16 or 32 bit version?"

32 bit version
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by:James0628
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I have no idea what limits CR 7 might have, but it does look like that number may just be too big for it.  If so, then if you can change the field to text/string, it seems like that should take care of it.

 James
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I suspect that this may be an issue arising from the backwards conversion of the Access database.
I'm pretty sure CR7 could handle A97 format databases  (I think even CR6 could do so even though it pre-dated Access 97).

If you have Access 97 available then you should create a new blank database and use File>GetExternalData to import all objects from your current mdb file into the new one.
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If you change the field to text then Crystal will handle it properly.  One issue though is that it will then sort like text so 99 will come after 111

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by:James0628
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That's a good point, although, FWIW, I think that field may be a phone number.  If so, and if they're all 10 digits (US numbers that include the area code), then that shouldn't be a problem (assuming that you even wanted to sort by the phone number).  But I could be wrong about it being a phone number, or they might not all have 10 digits.  IAC, it's a good point to keep in mind.

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