SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

1683176 - Error message "Database Connector Error -217" when editing connection in Crystal Reports Designer using German product local.


  • Error when editing Informix connection from Crystal Reports Designer and using German as product local.
  • Error message "Database Connector Error -217"

Note: The error will not occur when editing the connection option and removing option "Stored Procedure".


  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • Informix Server IDS 11.5
  • IDS Client (32Bit) 3.5 TC6XA

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Switch product local to German in the Crystal Reports Designer.
  2. Create an Informix connection using "Informix Online Server" in Crystal Reports Designer.
  3. Create a report on top of that connection.
  4. Edit the connection from Database expert.  Error message "Database Connector Error -217" pops up
  5. Edit the connection option.
  6. Disable the option "Stored procedure".  The connection is now able to show the database fields.


The issue is been identified as a potential bug and escalated to Product Group under problem report ID ADAPT01585141.


The issue has been fixed in Fix Pack 4.2


Informix , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Bug Filed


Crystal Reports 2008 V1