Fix: Crystal Reports 2008: Database Links Happen Automatically and Cause Unnecessary Slow-down [Field Notes]

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In Crystal Reports, whenever adding a table from an existing data source, or adding a new datasource, when I click “OK”, Crystal automatically switches to the “Links” tab and auto-calculates links.

99% of the time this is something I don’t want it to do.


Auto-linking can be turned off in Crystal’s options with the Following Steps:

  • From the File menu, select Options...
  • Select the Database tab.
  • Under the Advanced Options section, uncheck Automatic Smart Linking.
  • Feel your blood pressure drop to normal levels.


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