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Crystal Reports 2008 error: Invalid Argument Provided

Hi all,

I am getting the following error message which is very easy for me to recreate:

Invalid Argument Provided.

Details: The alias requested 'Command', contains a combination of characters which is not considered to be valid.

Here are the sequence of events to cause the error:

1- create a new report

2- click 'add command' and enter a very simple SQL like (or something equally simple to you):

SELECT RecDate, Operator FROM TBL_Transactions WHERE InstNum = '2008056125'

3- click OK to add the command to the Selected Tables list

4- right click the command and click edit

5- click OK right away--it is not necessary to actually change the SQL

6- the error message above will then pop up

Here is my product information:

Crystal Reports 2008

CR Developer


Product Type: Full

Can anyone else recreate the error message? If you cannot recreate the error, what is your version? Because of this error, CR 2008 is unusable for about half of my reports. I did not/do not have this problem in Crystal Reports XI.

Thanks in advance for your help!


Former Member

yes you are right, all the fields will be deleted,

but i'm telling you,

you can try this in another new report, and test the issue

and for sure you can get your support from SAP, they sent an Email to all the ppl, and explained how you get your customer ID and how to loging to the support portal.

i think you can handle that, its has been posted in this forum before too, search for it.

good luck Larry

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