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1399830 - Crystal Reports 2008 designer closes unexpectedly when logging onto localhost ODBC DSN


  • Crystal Reports designer closes unexpectedly. 
  • Applied Crystal reports 2008 Service Pack 2.
  • Reports were designed using Microsoft ODBC for Oracle client.
  • Opening a report and logging onto the ODBC DSN ( data source name ) causes Crystal Reports to close unexpectedly.


  • Crystal Reports 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Oracle ODBC driver


When creating the ODBC Data source name ( DSN ) "localhost" was used for the name of the DSN.


  • Do not use “localhost” as your DSN name.
  • “localhost” is a reserved name for mulitple applications and database sources.


Microsoft Oracle ODBC, Oracle 11g, crw32 to terminate localhost crash , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1