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I have Crystal XI  installed on my Windows XP Mode VMCX of my Windows 7 machine.

I have been able to use define dynamic data sources in crystal on this machine with no problem.

When I try to edit a Parameter Fields that is a dynamic data source I get the following error

This parameter uses a dynamic data source.  This product version is unable to edit a dynamic parameter.

I have un-installed and re-installed Crystal from v11.5.12.1838 all the way back to v11.0.0.1282 and still no luck.

HELP.........
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What do you mean a dynamic data source?

Are you trying to add dynamic parameters?

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Yes
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WHat do you mean by a dynamic data source?
Is that strictly referring to the parameters?

What is your data source?
Tables, views, stored procedure?

What database?

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The data source is MSSQL and it's tables I'm viewing.  The only option I have is Static see screen shot attached.
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see attached screen shot
NewParameter.jpg
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Is this a full CR XI version or an OEM version that came with some application?

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Full XI Development Version
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I assume you have clicked the static block and the dropdown only shows static.

I assume you are building the report inside the Crystal Designer as a stand alone report and not inside an application IDE.

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Your assumptions are correct.  Also If you go into a report that has a dynamic data source parameter and click on edit the parameter you get the message "This product version is unable to edit a dynamic parameter"
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Open Crystal
Click HELP --> ABOUT CRYSTAL REPORTS
What version does it show?

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mlmcc,
The problem was we  have both the standard and developers edition of Crystal XI R2.  The standard version was installed.  After I un-installed the standard version and installed the Developers Version with SP5 and SP6 it worked find.

Thanks for the help

Phil
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Interesting.  Standard should handle dynamic parameters but it doesn't have the license for building applications for reports.

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