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Bug in Crystal handling GUIDs

I have an ADO.Net (XML) connection to an XML file that was generated by VB.Net dataset (including Schema)

Using this technique:

dsReportData.WriteXml("C:\Test\Project.xml", XmlWriteMode.WriteSchema)

In Crystal, when I open this XML file as and ADO.Net (XML) connection and I connect

to several tables - each table uses a GUID as an ID field and the tables link to each

other via different GUIDs. The links are not working against input parameters correctly.

I can send someone the XML file and the RPT file for them to test. This test report has

a very simple relationship that does not work because it is linked on GUIDs. How do

I send this to Crystal Tech Support to investigate this problem?

In the designer if I manually paste a valid GUID as the ID parameter, it does not bring

anything back. ... I manually opened the XML file and verified the data is there. I know

the data location is set and validated... but no data comes back.

I suspect that because GUID's are treated as strings in the designer, the linker is not liking the GUID / String relationship when it actually evaluates the schema.

This same thing happens when I call the report from .Net

I am using Crystal 2008 with FixPack1 installed Version Running on Vista Business with SP1, Visual Studio 2008 / .Net 3.5 framework installed.


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