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Act Pro 18 and Crystal Reports XI

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Country: United_Kingdom

Act Pro 18 and Crystal Reports XI



I'm currently trying to link Crystal Reports XI to Act Pro 18.


The Act database is on a server and the .pad file is on a shared drive.  I have Act installed locally on my PC.


I can see Act OLE DB provider for reporting 2.0 within Crystal when I go to create new OLE DB connection.  Upon entering the file path, username and password I get a permission denied error, source: Provider. 


I've tried connecting using the database name and databasename.pad on both datasource and the database line, neither work.


Can anyone point where I am going wrong? or confirm these 2 versions are compatible as I know the Crystal I am using is quite old.


I can connect to Excel using OLE DB.


Thanks in advance!



Copper Contributor
Posts: 70
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Act Pro 18 and Crystal Reports XI



I use Crystal 2008 and Act! 18 successfully. Have you tried to connect to another database - say the demo?

Glenn Lye
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