Using "SQL Server Native Client 10.0" in the Crystal Reports XI R1 (11.0) Database Expert
At attempt to connect via OLE DB(ADO) results in the error:
ADO Error Code: 0x80040e73
Source: Microsoft OLE DB Service Components
Description: Format of the initialization string does not conform to the OLE DB specification.
- MS SQL Server 2008
- Crystal Reports XI R1 (11.0)
- The name of the SQL Server client dll has been changed from SQLNCLI.dll to SQLNCLI10.dll
- Crystal Reports XI was designed to use SQLNCLI.dll
- Crystal Reports XI does not support connection to MS SQL Server 2008 via SQLNCLI10.dll
Upgrade to Crystal Reports XI R2A (11.5)
See KB 1598392 - What is Crystal Reports XI R2A and where did all the CR XI R1 and CR XI R2 updates go?
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