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13.13 Changing the Data Souree

Changing the Data Source

Many reports are very simple and all the tables come from the same data source. The tables that are used when you designed the report are the same tables that will be used when the application is put into production. But this isn’t always the case. It is common for the requirements to change and for a report to use a data source different from what it was designed with. Or, you may have a development server that is used for designing the application and a production server that is used when the application is finished.

Crystal Reports has a number of features that make it easier to change the location of the tables. It lets you set the location of a data source, change the name that a table is referenced by, and verify whether a database is valid.

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