Crystal Reports can access Powerflex database directly, connecting via PFXcrystal; or through ODBC, connecting via PFXodbc.
PFXcrystal 5.2 is validated for Crystal Reports XI R2 and 2008. It is a native driver supported by all editions of Crystal Reports XI R2 and 2008.
PFXcrystal 5.1 is validated for all editions of Crystal Reports 9, 10 and XI.
PFXodbc 5.0 will allow Powerflex and compatible data files to work with Crystal Reports 9.0, 10 and XI, Professional Editions.
Please note that Crystal Reports Standard Editions do not support accessing data via ODBC.
This is known bug in Crystal Reports 9. Check the Crystal Decisions website to see how to fix this problem.
In the Crystal Reports (CR) 9 Designer Database Expert, Links tab, the default setting for Auto-Link Tables is always 'By Name' for all reports. Is it possible to set the default to use linking 'By Key' for all reports. See Crystal Reports technical support for KBase Article ID:c2012286.
Yes, PFXcrystal 5.0 will allow Powerflex and compatible data files to work with Crystal Reports 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5
PFXcrystal provides native access to PFXplus and compatible data files. If you wished to use SQL access to the .dat files, you would need to access your data through PFXodbc.
To create reports from PFXplus data files with Crystal Reports - use PFXcrystal.
To facilitate use of PFXplus data files with Crystal SQL Designer - use PFXodbc.
Yes, PFXcrystal 5.0 supports other languages. You need to include the relevant collating sequence in the appropriate configuration files.
The error "Physical database not found" or "unable to locate physical database", reported in Crystal Reports 7, 8 or 8.5 can be prevented by the following:
If Crystal Reports 9, 10 or XI report the above or "The database connector crdb_p2bpfx.dll could not be loaded" error, check that PFXcrystal 5.1 was installed as described in the installation instructions included with the product. Alternatively, see PFXplus data files and Crystal Reports.