Crystal Reports 2016 - Data source alias with "\"

I am using CR 2016 and need to add ‘’ at the end of the aliases in my report. When I add get the following error.


I found another post which talks about the same issue but for CR 2013, and the suggestion provided there didn’t solve my problem.

Here’s the link of that post.

Crystal Reports 2013 - Data source alias with “\” | SAP Community

Plz advise what to do to solve the issue.

Any help will be appreciated.