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Password protection on DDF file

Password protection on DDF file

(OP)
Hi, total newbie here to Pervasive, Crystal Reports and this forum.  I have inherited support for an application running on pervasive which I want to use Crystal reports to get some data out of.  However, when I try to pick a file in the DDF directory to select fields from for my reports I get a Btrieve [51]: Invalid Owner error message followed by a request for a password.

I was advised to copy the DDF directory to a local drive on my pc and then use that to select the DDF file from in Crystal but I still get the same problem.  Does anyone have a tip on how I can circuumvent this ownership issue please?

regards,
DJ

RE: Password protection on DDF file

The way around this is to enter the password for the DDFs.  Sounds like this is a third party application and they may have enabled security on the database.  You should use the user name / password for the database.  
Trying to reverse engineer the password is not something people will help with.  

Mirtheil
Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician
http://www.mirtheil.com

RE: Password protection on DDF file

(OP)
Mirtheil,
Many thanks, I thought the answer might be along those lines, you are correct that it is a 3rd party application running on the pervasie db, however, the analyst who installed it in the first place has since left the company and take the password with them.

However, I will go back to the soriginal software vendor and ask them for a copy of the files which I will be able to use as the basis for crystal reporting.

Thanks again.

DJ

RE: Password protection on DDF file

What is the application?

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