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Best Practice for Designing Against Oracle

Best Practice for Designing Against Oracle

Best Practice for Designing Against Oracle

We want to provide Crystal Reports (designed in the CR 11 IDE) for our application, which interfaces with Oracle 10g.

We want the reports to connect directly to the Oracle database to retrieve data, not use any .NET datasets or other DTO type of objects, so we've used the Crystal Reports driver for Oracle and set up an DSN connection for it to use.

The problem is that the query string in the reports are getting hard coded to the instance of the database
(i.e. This_Database.SP_GetCustomer...)

The idea was that we could have the reports be totally decoupled from the app so that users could create their own reports and have them load up in the web app with minimal configuration necessary.

So the question I have is: Is there a way that we can have the report strip out the name of the database from the query string (we have the ability to pass in the database name from the application if need be)?



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