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options gone?

options gone?

(OP)
Hi ,
I have kind of a strange one. I opened an existing crystal report, but options aren't available. Select expert, database expert, new formualas, edit formualas, etc are all greyed out, but if I create a new report the options are there.
Any one have any ideas on how to get edit/new options back in my existing reports?

Thanks

RE: options gone?

Is the file type of the original .rpt? Some third-party software lets you save report with a different suffix that can be run, but not modified.

RE: options gone?

If the file is, or was originally, saved as a .rptr file from Crystal, it's a read-only report that can't be edited.

-Dell

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

RE: options gone?

Also check File > Report Options. It might have a check mark on "Read Only". This is one that you can remove.

Ken Hamady, On-site Custom Crystal Reports Training & Consulting
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