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1352559 - Parameter Value Field do not show database fields by Description, even when the Options to show Tables and Fields is set to "Show Description".


When creating a parameter in Crystal Reports Designer and selecting the value field from the drop-down list, only technical names are shown for the database fields, even when the Options to show Tables and Fields is set to "Show Description".

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Change the option, Tables and Fields, to "Show Description", found under menu File -> Options - > Database Tab.
  2. Create a new Crystal Report. Note all the field and Tables are displayed by Description.
  3. Create a New Parameter with the report.
  4. Click on Value Field, drop down to select any field. Note all the fields are displayed by Name and not by Description


The issue has been identified and tracked under ID ADAPT01256612


There is no workaround available for this issue.

This issue is scheduled to be addressed in a future Fix Pack or Service Pack.


Database Options , KBA , BI-RA , Reporting, analysis, and dashboards , Bug Filed


Crystal Reports 2008 V1