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    Posted: 09 Mar 2009 at 6:32am
I know there are specific drivers for Crystal Reports, like a driver for Microsoft CRM and SalesForce.
 
We have our own CRM system and want to integrate Crystal Reports. In Crystal Reports we want users to be able to connect to our database. Not directly to the SQL database but through our data acces layer.
 
Is there anybody who can point me in the direction how to achive this...???
 
Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Quote jkwrpc Replybullet Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 1:36pm
Do not know if this is what your are thinking, but you should be able to create a data access class to handle your connectivitiy and data access logic. You should be able to return the dataset and then use the dataset to create your report.
 
However, your question was about building a driver, so if you are talking about building a 'native' data connection then that is an area I have not explored.
 
A couple of other choices may be something like a web or ado.net data service, or something like an xml rss feed. Again these are thoughts not answers.
 
Let us know if what you come up with as a solution. The question is an interesting one.
 
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Quote Visualizer Replybullet Posted: 12 Mar 2009 at 12:14am
Yes i'm talking about a native driver that can be used from within the Crystal Reports designer, outside of Visual Studio.
 
Thanks for your response i keep you informed.


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