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Crystal Reports not seeing published RDB connection

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We are just starting out with Crystal Server 2013.  Logging in as Administrator, I have successfully set up set up a local connection in a local project per section 16.3 of info design guide (using the connection wizard). I do a "Test Connection" and that all works. Then I right-click and select "Publish Connection to Repository" and save it under the "Connections" folder in the repo. That succeeds, so far so good. 

But when I launch Crystal Reports and try to select a connection from the server "Repository" folder my connection it is not there. The only thing I see when I open up the Repo folder from CR designer is the sample connection (Dynamic Cascading Reports folder that came with the server product.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong and why I can't see any published connections from crystal reports.  Any advice or direction on this will be greatly appreciated!


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Hi Bill,

There are two different Crystal Products from SAP BI 4.0 onwards:

Crystal Reports 2011/2013  and Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0/4.1

The connection created from IDT (this is what I have understood from your explanation) will be visible in

Crystal Reports for Enterprise and not in Crystal Reports

So thats why you are unable to find it.

- Shahnawaz