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:
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 126.96.36.1990 Running on Vista Business with SP1, Visual Studio 2008 / .Net 3.5 framework installed.