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1284930 - Can multiple Data providers be used in Crystal Reports Designer?


Is it possible to use multiple Data Providers in Crystal Reports Designer?

Reproducing the Issue

  • Crystal Reports XI Release 2
  • Crystal Reports 2008


  • It is possible to connect to multiple Data providers in Crystal Reports Designer ;however connecting to multiple Data providers will decrease the performance of Crystal Reports.
  • Grouping on server side with multiple data sources is not possible. This would mean the grouping will be done on the client machine once all the records are fetched and will be an overhead for Crystal reports Designer..


Multiple Datasouce, One or more Datasources, CR dataproviders. , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2