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SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio

SAP BusinessObjects SDK Features - Crystal Reports

Compare the key developer features in versions 3.1 and 4.0

Last Updated February 2012
Compiled by Terry Penner, Geoff Bazira

Crystal Reports Viewer – Java and .NET SDK in 3.1 and 4.0

In 4.0, the Crystal Reports viewer supports both Crystal Reports for Enterprise and Crystal Reports 2011 content:

    • Open
    • Refresh
    • Report viewing: Consumption of entire report and format
    • Prompts -for parameter values (not Dynamic Cascading Prompts)
    • Drilldown (Planned innovation for future release in 4.x)
    • Paging
    • Client side printing
    • Set database logon credentials
    • Customize viewing experience (e.g. toolbar, customer logo)
    • Multi-lingual

Crystal Reports for Enterprise

RESTful Web Services and JavaScript SDK is a planned innovation for a future release. Key future focus areas are:

    • Open Report
    • Create transient report
    • Report viewing: Consumption of report data (Title/detail/header-footer/meta-data/summary info)
    • Prompts, Keydates (including Interactive Parameter values)
    • Drilldown
    • Paging (OData service)
    • Export to PDF, Excel, CSV
    • Set database logon credentials
    • Customize viewing experience (e.g. toolbar, customer logo)
    • Multi-lingual (Change user locales and timezone)

Crystal Reports 2011 / RAS

Report Modification and Viewing - Java and .NET SDK in 3.1 and 4.0

    • Create, Edit, Remove tables, table joins and datasources in the report.
    • Create, Edit, Remove the data structures in the report.
    • Modify the layout and format of the areas, sections, and report objects in the report.
    • Modify and import subreports.
    • Modify custom functions.
    • Get unformatted data directly from the report.
    • Export reports to a specific format and modify the page size.

Documentation and Samples