The Connection Name (Optional) is a field available when creating JDBC data sources for Crystal Reports in the Crystal Report designer.
What this field refers to is an optional JNDI name; the designer will attempt to connect using this name before attempting to use the JDBC connection info stored in the data source.
In the JRC if this field in filled in but the application is not configured for JNDI, the report will fail to run.
The cause of this is that the JRC is less flexible in its handling of datasources than the designer.
It will not fail over to the JDBC connection info if the JNDI name is not configured, it will simply error out.
Remove the connection name info from the data source, and the report will run in JRC.
JDBC, JNDI, Connection Name (Optional), JRC, Java Reporting Component , 2768211 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Bug Filed
SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2