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1365298 - VARCHAR MAX field in SQL Server 2005 view used in crystal reports

Symptom

If  we use a VARCHAR MAX field in a SQL Server 2005 view. Crystal doesn't even list the field in the file explorer.

Cause

When we use VARCHAR MAX field in a SQL Server 2005 view then crystal will read this field as Memo field.

Resolution

This is a limitation of crystal reports. Varchar Max datatype of Sql Server is not yet supported within Crystal Reports.

Keywords

KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

SAP Crystal Reports XI R2