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2517068 - Error: 'Invalid column name' when refreshing a report based off Salesforce in Crystal Reports


  • Error: 'Invalid column name'
  • Reports based off Salesforce fails in Crystal Reports.
  • After applying a product update, report based off fails in Crystal Reports with the error:
    "Database Connector Error: 'HY000:[Simba][DSI](20021) Invalid column name: <column name> [Database Vendor Code: 20021 ]'"
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  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016


SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016


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

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