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when to use Business View manager and when to use direct crystal rpt?

Hi All,

I need to develop crystal reports from various databases.

I can do this in 2 approaches:

1. Through Business View manager, develop a BV and then develop a crystal report from that.

2. Direct from Crystal report client, i can connect to databse and can generate the report.

Please suggest me, which approach to be followed and what circumstances?



Former Member

Hi Sriram,

When you are using different databases like Siebel and BSCS. then It is better to use crystal designer to generate reports where you only need to create the connection for the database.

Where as in Business view manager you have to create different data connections and data foundations.

So, it is better to go with Designer to generate reports.

Hope this helps you.



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