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1206543 - not listed in available datasources in Crystal Reports


  • option not available
  • When attempting to create a new report in Crystal Reports,  the connection type is not listed in the available datasources.
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  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports, create a new report.
  2. In the "Database Expert" window, under "Available Data Sources", the connection is missing
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  • The driver is not installed.
  • By default, the driver is installed when installing Crystal Reports, but if the software was installed using a custom installation, then it is possible to select to not install it.


  • To install the driver for Crystal Reports:
    1. On the computer where Crystal Report is installed, go to the MS Windows Control Panel, and select "Programs and Features"
    2. In the "Programs and Features" window, select the application: "SAP Crystal Reports", and click "Uninstall/Change"
    3. In the "SAP Crystal Reports setup" window, select "Modify" and click "Next"
    4. In the screen: "Select Language Packages", click "Next"
    5. In the screen "Select Features", under "Database Access", check the option " Driver", and click "Next"
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      It will now install the driver.


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