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Excel as a datasource

I have a Crystal report (currently it is Crystal 9 but we are migrating to XI R2) that uses an Excel file as the datasource. It uses the Microsoft Jet OLEDB driver 4.0 and Excel 8 as the database type. I am pointing to a shared drive (letter g) as the file location. The user ID "Admin" appears with no password as default.

I uploaded this report to our Crystal Enterprise server when I try and preview it, the report keeps asking for a user ID and password. Using Admin and no password does not work (or anything else I tried). The "g" drive is mapped to the Enterprise server (just like my client computer) so it should be finding the file. I also tried to remove the "Admin" password when specifying the datasource with the same results.

So, are there any "tricks" to getting Crystal Enterprise to work with Excel as a datasource?

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