Microsoft Access

by ronfluegge 19. March 2012 12:05

On December 16, 2011 we send out an Update Bulletin with the following:

“If you plan on using Microsoft Access for your storing your GADS data, you cannot use Windows XP; however, you can use Windows Vista or Windows 7.  When datasets from Microsoft Access are loaded into SAP Crystal Reports, Crystal Reports generates the unhandled exception that we cannot trap or fix.  This only occurs when running Analysis & Reporting on Windows XP in combination with Access databases.  If you are not able to switch to Windows 7, we recommended using SQL Server 2005 Express or SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (with tools) instead of Microsoft Access (SQL Server Express is free from Microsoft).  We can assist in installing SQL Server Express on your machines if you would like to implement this solution.  Or you can change your machines to Windows 7.”

Since then we received Crystal Reports Runtime Service Pack 2 from SAP and have been testing it.  The service pack has fixed the above issue.

We are pleased to announce that you can again run the software using Microsoft Access on Windows XP.  We have tested it extensively and have installed it on several users’ machines that were not able to run it before.

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