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2383433 - Where is the ADODB driver that DataSets use in Crystal reports for Visual Studio and Office 365


In a .NET application I am using Microsofts ADODB assembly so I can create an DataSet (DS):

using ADODB;

When I try to build the project I get an error indicating the assembly cannot be found.


  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
  • Office 365


Office 365 is "cloud" based and therefore it does not include any of the MDAC drivers that were previously shipped in full Office products, Office 2010, 2013 etc.

To get the Office ADO drivers see this Microsoft article:

What you need is the Office 2010 OR 2013 runtime package:

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable

Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime

See Also

using, cr for vs, office 365


KBA , BI-DEV-NET , BI Software Development Kits (SDKs) - .NET or Other , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio