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Change data source location of Crystal Reports

Change the location of the data source location of Crystal Reports in HANA by selecting or choosing the database.

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1. Start  SAP Crystal Reports.

2. Click on „Set datasource location“.

Set Datasource Location

3. Select in the lower section below „Create new connection“ and click on the plus sign next to the ODBC (RDO) folder.

Create New Connection

4. In the window “ODBC (RDO)” click into the field next to “Connection String” and enter following string:


If you want to add your db, you have to edit the string and replace xxx_DBNAME with your Number and name of the Database.

Afterwards click on “Finish”.

Connection String

5. In the new login window please enter the provided credentials of the database user.

Provided Credentials

6. Select the new created Connection, select the connection of the Current Data Source e.g. sv-ger-phana12:30015 and click “Update”.

Current Data Source

7. After a few seconds the “Current Data Source” will be get update, afterwards click on “Close”.

Data Source

8. Click Save.

Click Save

9. Confirm Operation as succeeded in Crystal Reports.

Confirm Operation

10. Test report e.g. AR Invoice.

Test Report

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