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1804875 - Unable to add tables in Crystal Reports.


Unable to add tables in new and existing Crystal Reports.


Crystal Reports 2008/2011.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open new or existing crystal report in designer.
  2. Go to Database > Database Expert.
  3. Select the connection and select tables.


  • Crystal Reports process links automatically when ‘Automatic Smart Linking’ option is enabled.
  • Crystal Reports automatically tries to link tables by key or text.


  1. In Crystal Reports designer, go to File > Options.
  2. Go to Database > under Advanced Options go to Automatic Smart Linking.
  3. Uncheck Automatic Smart Linking option and click on OK.


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Crystal Reports 2008 V1