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Aug 24, 2006

I have been evaluating the Microsoft SQL Server Everywhere Edition and have been trying to create a Crystal Report from it. When creating the connection from Crystal I have selected the OLE DB provider supplied by Microsoft with the product and then been presented with the 'Data Source' screen. On entering the path to my .sdf file I get an error reading :-

Opening a database as read only requires a temp path to be specified. [,,,Db name,,]

Can you tell me what is required to be entered here?

Also - I only have the Express Edition of SQL Server 2005 which won't open an Anywhere Edition database - is there a way of getting the mobile tools for use on the desktop?

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Nov 5, 2007

Hello SQL Server Experts, Data Analysts, and Report Writers et al:

re: Reporting Options with SQL Server

I wanted to propose an offshoot to the pryor thread:

Would anyone take a stab at comparing Access Reports, Crystal Reports,
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I guess this is a far as capabilites, ease of use, limitations, and especially formatting
or presentation of the end report product?

Thank you to all, and I hope this is a beneficial discussion to others.



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Cannot get Create Table permission!

Plan B is to use VB / ADO to extract the data (about 1 million rows) from SQL Server and write it to a local Access database that I can manipulate as much as I want. Crystal Reports can then report on the Access data.

•Is this the best way to go?
•I know how to use ADO to connect to n Access database but how do I connect to a SQL Server database?
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