When you first create a report, the report draws its fields from the database as it exists at that time. It uses the structure of the database (number of fields, field position, data type, etc.) to identify and select those fields you want placed on the report. If you change the structure of the database (by adding or deleting fields) after you create the report, the program needs to adapt the report to the new structure. This command is the tool you can use for adapting the report to the new database structure.


Use the Verify Database command to make certain your report prints with the current version of the active database and resets its record buffers to the current record size.



    • With the report active in the Design Tab, choose the Verify Database command from the Database menu.

    • A message box appears, asking whether you want to verify all the files in the report including those that are not being used.

      • Click Yes to verify all the files in the report, used or unused.
      • Click No to verify only those files used in the report.


      • Another message box appears:

        • If the underlying database is unchanged, you will get the following message:

          Database is up to date.


        • Click OK to return to the Design Tab.

        • If the underlying database has changed, you will get the following message:
          The database file ([filename]) has changed. Proceed to fix up the report?

        • If you click Yes, the program revises the report to the current version of the database.
        • If you click No, the program attempts to print the report without first adapting it to the current version of the database.




        From Crystal Reports Help