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Dec 19, 2007 at 03:52 PM

Business Objects XI - Crystal


We're working with BI 70 NetWeaver 2004s. We will be using the Business Objects XI capabilities instead of the Bex Query designer. I was able to find information about how Business Objects XI Crystal can read the BI tables and has the look and feel similar to the Bex Query Designer (drag and drop of InfoObjects), but I am not able to find any information about Variable User Exits and the Cell Editor capabilities and other capabilities such as RKFs, CKFs, Structures, Workbooks, Selection Screen to allow user to enter dates, etc.

Has anyone worked with the Crystal Business Object XI Frontend Interface to advise me the flexibilities that it has similar to BI BEx Query Designer.

It seems that BO XI Crystal is mainly used to expedite the dashboard development. Is it also static reporting?

How does it handle dynamic date selection? Is there a technical implementation documentation somewhere that I can do a comparison between this and the BEx Query Designer?