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I have a Crystal Report developed by someone in house that references two different ODBC connections that are created using Clarion's TopSpeed ODBC connector to connect to *.tps flat files. I need to set this report up embedded in an aspx page OR I need to access the data directory from asp.net c# and rebuild the report in a gridview.

I can't connect to the odbc connectors no matter what I do. I've scoured the internet and not found too much help with this.

Has anyone done this before? Can you point me to a site that explains it?
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Question by:Carla Romere
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by:mlmcc
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What version of Crystal?

The versions I am familiar with only really support a single database connection.  Multiple may work in them but the SDK only supports 1 connection so there is no way to pass 2 connections to the report.

The recommended solution has always been use a subreport for one of the connections.

The newest versions may support it but then you will need to be using the versioin that is built for Visual Studio.

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by:Carla Romere
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I'm using the one for VS 2010 - if I run it purely from Crystal Reports, the report runs fine. When I embed it in an aspx page is when it blows up.
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The problem is the SDK doesn't support 2 data sources so there is no way to set the second source.

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by:Carla Romere
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Okay, maybe I'll see if I can ditch the Crystal Report and attempt to connect to multiple ODBC connections directly from asp.net. Thanks for your help, mlmcc, - always on the ball!
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