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Key Benefits

Help business users access and act on mission-critical insights through a powerful runtime engine, flexible API and intuitive report viewer that deliver an integrated reporting experience.

Product Capabilities

Functional Capabilities

Report Design 

  • Editable Preview – Edit your report directly in the preview window, with data, to save time. SAP Crystal Reports, version for Eclipse is the only Eclipse report designer with editable preview.
  • Extensible editor – Developers can extend and enhance the default editor by adding your own report wizard, custom tabs, and handlers for drag-and-drop events.
  • Cross-tab reports – Design cross-tab reports to easily visualise data in a tabular form.
  • No SQL knowledge required – The SQL query is auto-generated based on the database fields added to the report – so you don't need SQL knowledge to design a report.


Data Access

  • Data access from the Eclipse IDE – Access all the major databases like IBM DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and more directly from the Eclipse IDE using JDBC and the Eclipse Data Tools Project (DTP). Hand-written SQL is now supported at design time in the report designer.
  • Java user function library (UFL) support – Access external Java logic from within your SAP Crystal Reports formulas. It's even easier to add Java UFL libraries to your project with improved support for adding libraries to a project.
  • Multiple data source support – Use the visual database pane to easily create links among multiple data sources.
Technical Capabilities
  • Simpler license, no keycodes, single edition – No watermarks, keycodes, or complicated edition scheme is employed.
  • New API for complete report control – A new API is based on the SAP Crystal Reports Java RAS SDK allows for report creation and modification with code. It is compatible with the SAP Crystal Reports JRC API, and includes new API innovations, such as an event notification framework.
  • SAP Crystal Reports Web project – Create a Web project that already includes all of the required runtime configurations. Easily add a sample database and reports to the project.
  • JSP page wizard – Drag and drop a report onto a JSP page, or create a new JSP page via the context menu of a report. Choose a number of different stub codes, add parameters to reports, change the database at runtime, or export directly to PDF without coding.
  • Improved library support – Easily add the SAP Crystal Reports runtime environment, Java User Function Library (UFL) integration, or the XML driver to any new or existing Web applications.
  • Deployment assistance – You never have to worry about ensuring the proper JDBC drivers are available at runtime. When a report is added to a project, the tooling will ensure that the required runtime libraries are present when the application is built.
  • Easy-to-use parameter prompting in the JSP report viewer – Your end users will benefit from an easy-to-use, intuitive, Flash-based prompting user interface that lets them search for the prompt values they want.
  • Java user function library wizard – Expose Java logic to SAP Crystal Reports formulas. Wrap up logic in a User Function Library (UFL) using this easy wizard and your SAP Crystal
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