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Crystal Report 8.5

By zorna.oconnor ·
Hello ALL,

I am a newby to tech republic and also to the DBA world. I really need some help getting my crystal report going and I hope you will help me. I am trying to create a report using crystal report 8.5, I have successfully connected the database to the program but I do not know the structure of the database and so although I can pull data from any one table I cannot enforce referential integrety to allow queries across table. I have been researching and I realize there is reverse engineering but that not helping out either, as all the programs I have been using freeze up. The database has 1753 tables.

What can you recommend that I do in order to be able to get a schematic view of the database in order to write sensible queries.

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by gemma_honour In reply to Crystal Report 8.5

I've found Oracle SQL Developer useful for getting my very large database to make sense, and building meaningful links. It's available on the Oracle website as a free download. I too am a newbie, so there may be better ways of doing this, but by using this tool you can more easily see the links in the database as you have a clear view of the data in the tables. You can also use SQL to filter the records that it gives you, which can also be handy.

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