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1299544 - Can we link fields with two different data types in Crystal Reports?

Symptom

  1. In Crystal Reports 8.5 we are able to link fields with two different data types.
  2. When we try to link the fields with two different data types in new version of Crystal Reports we get a warning message.
    Data types are not compatible.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new report.
  2. Select two tables under ‘Database Expert’ -> ‘Selected Tables:’.
  3. Try to link two fields with different data types.

Resolution

  1. When you open the report which is created in Crystal Reports 8.5 in Crystal Reports 2008 you will be able to work with the report.
  2. However, when you create a new report or delete the link and create a new link between two fields with different data types, it will give the warning message as it is no longer supported.

Keywords

datatypes, linking, CR2008, CR 8.5 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2