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Best practices for Crystal 11, VS2005, ADO.NET, ASP.NET

Hi all,

I am new here. I am looking for a recommendation on best practices for integrating Crystal XI R2 with VS2005, ADO.NET and ASP.NET.

I played around a little using IDataReader as the data source, but found that Crystal would not recognize more than about 30 fields in the DataReader. This was confirmed by support.

1) Is this still a problem.

2) If yes, what is the best solution for connecting to ADO?

In Crystal 10 and VB6, I used to use .ttx files for development and pass an ADO recordset at runtime. This worked great for both reports and subreports.

3) Is there a comparable method to using .ttx files in Crystal XI R2 that is also forward compatible if I move to Crystal 2008. It looks like .ttx files are not compatible in 2008.

Any help on best practices using XI R2 that will still be compatible with 2008 moving forward would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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