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Enabling end users to alter reports - what is the best way?

Hello,

I'm new to Crystal.

What is the best way to allow end users to alter reports?  I don't want to expose the Developer Client to end users as the complexity level is pretty high and requires scripting for some DB fields.

For example, what about using an interactive HTML viewer, that allows them to use templates to alter the report?  How flexible is this approach and is there any good documentation on that subject?

For instance, does the template restrict the user to only using fields already exposed in the template?  Can they modify ranges on the fields, like date ranges and/or enter in a new value for a field, used to query the DB?

Are templates/HTML viewer the way to go, or is there a better approach entirely?

Thanks,

Mike

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    Former Member
    Jan 08, 2015 at 02:25 PM

    Hi,

    Any suggestions on this topic or is my question un-clear?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Former Member
    Jan 13, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    My original request was to avoid giving users access to reports design/development.

    But, what about the "BI Launch Pad"?  We do have several developer licenses.  We also have access to the CMC (Central Management Console) which looks like an administrator tool for the BI Launch Pad?

    Is the BI Launch Pad an effective tool for users to run reports?  Is the performance adequate and what is the recommended maximum number of concurrent users on this tool?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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