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sql server & crystal reports

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Hi,

I'm semi-new to crystal reports & sql server and what i want is to
extract data from a sql server file. I've been able to connect to sql
server directly and get the info. i need but is there a way to just open
the data file (in crystal reports) without making a server connection?

TIA
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Trust me on this .. having a database server with a network access protocol
and a query language is a very good thing.

You won't be able to open the file, as the server would have it locked for
its own use. And even if you could ... how'd you know it wasn't being
actively updated while you were reading thru it.

You also won't have an easy time figuring out the binary stew of a structure
how the data is stored, thought I am sure its documented somewhere.

And an additional negative you would suck up the network bandwidth where you
would have to go thru all the data to find what you need.

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Hi,

I'm semi-new to crystal reports & sql server and what i want is to
extract data from a sql server file. I've been able to connect to sql
server directly and get the info. i need but is there a way to just open
the data file (in crystal reports) without making a server connection?

TIA

Jul 23 '05 #2

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