Crystal Report Viewer and ODBC

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We've recently started using Crystal Reports.   It works great using an ODBC connection.   Now we want to start using the Crystal Reports Viewer; however, we can't seem to get it connected to the ODBC connection already on those computers.  As a result the reports won't refresh.   Any help would be appreciated.
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Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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What Crystal Reports Viewer are you trying to use?

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Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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Is this in the designer or did you download the viewer from SAP?

If it is the viewer from SAP I don't believe it can refresh the data.

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Here is a link to a list of 3rd-party viewers that can refresh data: https://kenhamady.com/productlinks/default.html#viewers

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I did download the viewer from SAP.   I'll look into the 3rd party viewers.   Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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I would look at the DataLink viewer.  I know it to be a good one with lots of features.

I believe the SAP/Crystal viewer was built to facilitate sharing of reports with saved data and also as an enticement to buy other products

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