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1558463 - How to create a Crystal Report against a Teradata database using JDBC connection


  • How to create a Crystal Report against a Teradata database using JDBC connection
  • How to configure CRConfig.xml file to connect to a Teradata database using JDBC connection


Crystal Reports 2008 (All Patch Levels)


  1. Download the latest Teradata JDBC drivers from
  2. Extract the two .jar files (terajdbc4.jar, tdgssconfig.jar) in any directory (For e.g.: C:\JDBCDrivers )
  3. Open the ‘CRConfig.xml’ file located in ‘C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java’
  4. Add the exact location of the two .jar files mentioned above to the <Classpath> tag. Here’s a sample <Classpath> tag from the CRConfig.xml and the reference to the .jar files (In Bold): 
  5. <Classpath>C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/crlovmanifest.jar;C:\Program Files\Business

    Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRLOVExternal.jar;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBJDBCServer.jar;C:\Program Files\Business

    Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBXMLServer.jar;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBJavaBeansServer.jar;C:\Program Files\Business

    Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/log4j.jar;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBSForceServer.jar;C:\Program Files\Business

    Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/CRDBSForceExternal.jar;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBWicServer.jar;C:\Program

    Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/CRDBWicExternal.jar;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/CRDBXMLExternal.jar; C:\JDBCDrivers\terajdbc4.jar; C:\JDBCDrivers\tdgssconfig.jar;${CLASSPATH}</Classpath>

  6. Now configure the <JDBCURL>, <JDBCClassName> and the <JDBCUserName> as follows: 
  7. <JDBCURL>jdbc:teradata://databasehost</JDBCURL>


    <JDBCUserName>database user name </JDBCUserName>

  8. Save this file and open Crystal Reports 2008
  9. Create a new report and choose ‘JDBC(JNDI)’ as the connection type
  10. Observe that the ‘Connection URL’ and the ‘Database Classname’ have already been populated as we have mentioned all these details in the CRConfig.xml file
  11. Click on Next and the database user name would also be automatically filled in. Enter the password and Click on ‘Finish’
  12. All the tables would now be listed and you may go ahead and create a report

See Also

1201305 - Creating JDBC Connections in Crystal Reports XI


JDBC connection, Crystal Reports, Teradata , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1