ODBC Driver

You must install and configure ODBC Driver before using Crystal Reports for the following reasons:

  • Some reports require the use of certain fields that are not mapped to the database such as sysmodtime, etc. These fields get mapped as a blob so they cannot be seen directly from Crystal Reports.
  • ODBC Driver is used to keep consistency with reports created in earlier versions of Crystal Reports.
  • Not all the users have SQL and sometimes there are issues refreshing the report with an ODBC pointing to a different database.

For steps of installing and configuring ODBC Driver, see Set up legacy integrations.