2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2010 9:55 PM by Melissa Pohlman RSS

JDBC Driver not found when setting up connection in Crystal Reports

Melissa Pohlman
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I have downloaded a trial of Crystal Reports to my Windows 7 Profession 64 bit machine and I cannot get the JDBC connection to find my driver.  I opened a new report and am following the Standard Report Creation Wizard.  In the Data screen, I am expanding Create New Connection and double clicking on JDBC (JNDI).  Once I enter my parameters and click finish, I get the error "Failed to open the connection. Details: JDBC driver not found."


I have followed the instructions to add the path to the .jar file within CRConfig.xml, and I have tried to add it to my CLASSPATH environment variable as well. 


When setting up the connection through the GUI, I have entered the following information in the following fields:

Connection URL:  jdbc:postgresql://<our url>     

Database Classname: org.postgresql.Driver


My CLASSPATH contains the following path:  C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java\lib\external\postgresql-8.2-511.jdbc4.jar


CRConfig.xml has the following CLASSPATH information:

<Classpath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/crlovmanifest.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRLOVExternal.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBJDBCServer.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBXMLServer.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBJavaBeansServer.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/CRDBXMLExternal.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/log4j.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/CRDBSForceServer.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/CRDBSForceExternal.jar;C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/external/postgresql-8.2-511.jdbc4.jar;${CLASSPATH}</Classpath>


  • Re: JDBC Driver not found when setting up connection in Crystal Reports
    William Laverde
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    Open CRConfig.xml.

    Go to the tag <DataDriverCommon>.

    Under this tag you will find <Classpath> tag.

    Add the location where your jar files for SQL Sever are located.

    Ensure that you are separating them with ;

    One more thing is the directory separator is combination of "\" and"/"

    observe the entries for other jars in <Classpath> tag

    for example:


    C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java/lib/crlovmanifest.jar;


    I'd recommend you to copy your jars to <Businessobjects installation Diretory>/Common/4.0 or 3.5 or 3./java/lib



    Put jtds-1.2.2.jar in: C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java\lib


    Add to <Classpath> in the CRConfig.xml file: ;C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\4.0\java\lib\jtds-1.2.2.jar


    Connection URL: jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://ourserv:1433/ourdb;instance=ourserv;domain=ourdomain

    Database Classname: net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver


    Database: ourdb

    User ID: (my username)

    Password: (my password)



    Let me know if that works also can you make sure you set your Java Home variable