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Crystal Report 2008 Text data from SQL server not displaying

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I have data coming over from SQL 2012 into Crystal 2008.  Most of the part numbers are numeric, but some of them begin with alpha characters.  The ones that begin with alpha characters do no display.  

Also, I have some fields with a 0 or 1 in them and when I use the record select expert, they show $- or $1 for the data.  Why are they not just 0 or 1?

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What datatype does the report thin the field is?

What datatype is the field in SQL2012?

What connection method are you using to connect the report to the database?

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The blank text field, has data type = string[50] in crystal, and varchar(50) in SQL
The logical field, has data type = Number in crystal, and tinyint in SQL

I am using an ODBC connection with SQL Server Native Client 10.0 as the driver.
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Start with Verify the database to make sure there is no mixes between the fields
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i have done 'verify database' and this doesn't change anything.  still same result.
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Try using an OLE connection.

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Switch to SQL Native 11 instead of 10.
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mlmcc - we cannot use a OLE connection.
IdoMillet - I tried the SQL Native 11.0 connection and I get the same result.  Any other suggestions?
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Try to use a command or a VIEW and CAST that column to a different data type.
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Is the report just reading the table(s) directly, or are you using something like a view or stored procedure that might be manipulating the data before it gets to CR?

 James
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Why did you accept that comment as the answer?

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Why OLE connection is not an option ?
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