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Btrieve and Crystal Report

Btrieve and Crystal Report

Btrieve and Crystal Report

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I have an old DOS program that uses btrieve version 6.15.925.  I am on Win2000 Professional using Crystal Reports Developer for reports.

Crystal Reports included the btrieve drivers in version 7 and my reports ran well.  I tried version 8 but my reports wouldn't run without the Pervasive client.

I thought version 9 of Crystal would include the btrieve drivers but no luck.

If I load Pervasive client, Pervasive is called whenever btrieve is called.  I need to load the 6.15.925 DOS btrieve included in this old program for file sharing in the wide area network.

Is there another driver I can use or can I use ODBC to make version 9 work with the old btrieve database without effecting my old calls for this DOS program?  

RE: Btrieve and Crystal Report

We access our Btrieve data using ODBC DSNs - the performance may be an issue though...

RE: Btrieve and Crystal Report

Does your btrieve application include .ddfs?  If so you do not need the ODBC driver.  Write your crystal report directly from the .ddfs.  There are a few limitations, and performance can be an issue, but give this a shot and let me know what you think.

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