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1367439 - How do you clear out the items in the history folder in the SetDataSource Location dialog?


  • The Crystal Reports Designer "remembers" database connections used for report creation.
  • Sometimes this list becomes large and there is the need to remove old connections.


  • In stand alone versions of Crystal Reports, for data sources that still exist, right click on the name of the data source and select "remove from report".
  • Data sources that do not exist anymore need to be removed from the registry.
  • Registry path example for Crystal Reports 2008:

HKCU\Software\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\Crystal Reports\Crystal Data Source History

  • If using any bundled version of Crystal Reports, only option is to remove the data sources in the registry
  • Registry path example for Crystal Reports 10.2 (bundles with VS .NET 2005):

HKCU\Software\Crystal Decisions\10.2\Crystal Reports Designer Component\Crystal Data Source History


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