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Why No Add Command Button

Why No Add Command Button

(OP)
We are running Crystal Enterprise using server based JDBC connections to Oracle. Why is there no 'Add Command' button in the Data Source Manager. I have researched this for a few days now and can't find anything except 'Certain databases are not supported like Sybase, Db2 . . .'.

Thanks in advance - Bert Boswell

RE: Why No Add Command Button

You've actually got the answer - JDBC connections are one of the connection types where commands are not supported. Is there a particular reason why you're using JDBC instead of a native Oracle connection? The native Oracle connection is faster.

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
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RE: Why No Add Command Button

(OP)
I have tried 'Connection by Vendor\Oracle\Oracle 11\Oracle OCI' also with no 'Add Command' button being displayed. Is that the native Oracle connection that you are talking about?

Thanks - Bert

RE: Why No Add Command Button

Ok, taking a step back here..... When you say "Crystal Enterprise", what do you mean? Is it the pre-BusinessObjects Crystal Enterprise software or is it the Crystal for Enterprise tool that runs on BI 4.x?

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

RE: Why No Add Command Button

(OP)
Thanks Dell,

I have 'Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4' version 14.0.4.
We are running BO 4.0.
I have heard but have not substantiated that BO 4.1 is required.

Bert

RE: Why No Add Command Button

In Crystal for Enterprise 4.0, you cannot connect directly to the database - you MUST go through a universe that has been designed in the Information Design Tool (IDT). So, the universe connection needs to be set correctly. There is no Add Command option in this version.

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

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