Crystal reports in SAP BO (Business Objects) An overview-.part 1


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Crystal reports in SAP BO (Business Objects) An overview-.part 1

  1. 1.  Introduction – Crystal Reports Part I
  2. 2.  • Allows you to produce the report you want from virtually any data source. • Designed to help analyze and interpret important information. • Used to produce simple, complex or specialized reports Crystal Reports – An Overview
  3. 3.  Crystal Reports in SAP BO- An Overview from Newyorksys
  4. 4.  • Create any report you can imagine • Can be used for windows as well as web based applications • Runtime Customization (Reports generated dynamically based on parameters/formulas) Competency of Crystal Reports
  5. 5. • Improved usability • Expanded Application Development Capabilities • Integration with Business Objects Enterprise XI R2 Benefits of Crystal Reports XI R2
  6. 6.  There are five phases of report design. • Define the concept • Sourcing the data • Creating the design • Developing and testing the design • Deploying and operating the report Phases of Report Design
  7. 7.  • Beginning with the end in mind • Have some idea to the final report to look like(i.e a Prototype) • Prototype can be a simple Crystal Report or Excel sheet or Word Document Defining the concept
  8. 8.  • Determine where the data for your report resides • (a database, file etc) • Determine relations between data • A common problem here is that the data you want to include does not exist or relation do not exist Sourcing the data
  9. 9.  The best report is one that is completed on paper and is then recreated using Crystal Reports Revisit your prototype and decide which of the fields in the report are Directly from database Calculated from database fields Formula fields Creating the Design
  10. 10.  Input your data and test the report on different platforms Any performance issues, revisit your report design Check relations/constraints (for any cartesian) Check query for performance improvement Put option of Grouping on Server Eliminate Unused Formulas Developing and Testing the Design
  11. 11.  The last step in this process is to consider how your report is going to be used Will it be exported ? If yes, where ?  Excel (.xls)  Word (.doc)  Acrobat (.pdf)  Rich Text Format (.RTF)  XML  Text  Separated Values (.CSV) Will the generated report be mailed/stored in centralized location/web-based ? Deploying and operating the report
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