CRM 1.2 Reports using external data...

Is this supported or not -- the KB says no... but I could have sworn that 
OLE DB and ODBC connections to external databases were supported in CRM 


1/7/2005 8:54:26 PM
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It is not support.


1/9/2005 10:09:33 PM

found an earlier post and you guys may like to try it out. Pls reply if you 
have any positive results.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Lynch" <>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.crm
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 12:30 AM
Subject: Re: data sources for Crystal Reports

> Mark
> You would need to get a file called crdb_odbc.dll and place in the in CRM
> server Crystal Decisions Bin directory along with all the other cr*.dll
> files
> Of course you need to be properly licenced to use this file, probably
> involving owning a licence for Crystal Reports.....
> Peter
> "Mark Gullick" <> wrote in message
>> thanks Peter.
>> Any ideas of a workaround or what the customer needs to do or buy in 
>> order
>> to resolve this?
>> "Peter Lynch" wrote:
>>> Not out of the box
>>> The version of Crystal Enterprise that is bundled with MSCRM has the
>>> Crystal
>>> ODBC .dll removed for licensing reasons, as I understand it
>>> Peter Lynch
>>> Peter Lynch
>>> "Mark Gullick" <> wrote in message
>>> > Does anyone know if you can write Crystal reports in MS CRM which 
>>> > query
>>> > related data from the standard MS CRM tables and external tables 
>>> > within
>>> the
>>> > same report?
>>> >
>>> > I will be using post-callouts to write data to the external table.
>>> >
>>> > I'm assuming there's no restriction within the reports engine or
>>> > licence
>>> > that only allows you to run reports using data within MS CRM tables
>>> > only?
>>> >
>>> > -- 
>>> > regards,
>>> >
>>> > Mark

1/10/2005 6:58:04 AM

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