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Error 20532 'cannot Find Database DLL'. I Have An Solution.

Hello guys!

My scenario:

Server: Windows 2000 + SQL Server 7.0
Workstation: Windows 98SE
Dev Machine: Windows 98SE + VB 6.0 SP5 (MDAC 2.5) + Crystal Reports 8.0 + SQL Server 7.0 Tools

In the workstation the message "Run-Time Error '20532': Cannot find database dll DONīT occurs more because I found the DLL was is missing in my case.


Just copy this dll from Dev Machine to Workstation machine and its will work fine!!!!


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Wonder if anybody can help me out...
I'm developing a VB application which displays reports built using Crystal Reports 8.0.

After making an executable code and packaging for deploying onto another PC operating on Windows 95 platform, I run the installation setup in this PC. Installation is fine. However, when I'm try to run the application to preview the reports, the following error occurs:

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When I try run my appliction on a client machine I keep getting the following error:

Run-Time Error '20532
Cannot find database dll

I know I need to install the 'database dll' on the clients machine ... but ... what is the database dll? I am using MS Access 2000 as my database.

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When I try run my appliction on a client machine I keep getting the following error:

Run-Time Error '20532
Cannot find database dll

I know I need to install the 'database dll' on the clients machine ... but ... what is the database dll?
I am using MS Access 2000 as my database.
The client machine has Access.
I have installed the latest MDAC drivers from but I'm still getting the same error.

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I have a VB6 application which call Crystal Reports ver 8.5 reports.

Application is running ok, problem occurs when I try to run a report, run-time error '20532' Cannot find database DLL occurs and the application crashes.

The machine in question is running on Windows 2000 and the application uses Access 2000 as backend.

This situation does not occur on other machines.

Seems like that some crystal report file is missing, but I don't know which one.

Please can any one who has encountered this problem help ?



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I've searched this forum and the internet for information on this particular error and for info on CDO, but all I found were links back to Crystal Decisions website, which is down at the moment.

Does anyone have any info on this, or any websites aside from Crystal Decisions that I can go to?

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Find In A Database
I have a cmdFind on my Form1. I have one textbox that I will type the text to search for.

Here's what I need:

I need to know how to make it search more than one field in my database table for a match, (not nec. exact).

Please Help,


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