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Crystal Reports Basic 2008 for SAP Business One

As you have seen on the Channel Partner Portal, we have announced that we will be making available a special version of Crystal Reports 2008 for SAP Business One 2005 and 2007.

[Crystal Reports Basic 2008 for SAP Business One on the Channel Partner Portal(S-user required)|https://websmp101.sap-ag.de/~form/sapnet?_SHORTKEY=01100035870000711038&_SCENARIO=01100035870000000183&_ADDINC=011000358700001192682007E&_OBJECT=011000358700001275662008E]

Please use this thread to ask any questions about this new release and i will endeavour to answer them as soon as possible

Regards

Richard Duffy

Edited by: Richard Duffy on Aug 13, 2008 5:45 PM

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    Aug 13, 2008 at 03:43 PM

    Is it available for download yet?

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    Aug 14, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    If you de-install the Crystal Reports Basic 2008 for SAP Business One application from a machine that also has the Crystal Reports Runtime installed as part of the Crystal Integration Add-On downloaded from the SDN you may encounter a .Net component error when trying to view Crystal rReports from inside SAP Business One.

    This is caused by the de-installation process removing files installed by the runtime and can be remedied by re-instralling the Crystal Reports Riuntime from the Crystal Add-On build files downloaded from the SDN.

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    Richard Duffy

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    Aug 14, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    If you encounter an error whilst installing the Crystal Reports Basic 2008 in any language other than English please run the installation in English.

    Please be aware this does not impact on the ability to utilise Crystal Reports language packs which are installed as a further part of the installation routine.

    It only impacts the display of the installation screens.

    This is a known issue and will be fixed in a future release of the product.

    Regards

    Richard Duffy

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    Aug 18, 2008 at 07:06 AM

    Hi Expert

    There is any material for new learners of crystal reports.

    I have intalled Crystal Report 2008 add-on for SAP Business one of 30 day trail.

    But i am not able to use full fledge without any help.......,

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      I'm not sure if you're referring to the add-on when you say "Crystal Reports for SAP Business One Version 1.0.0.1". If you are, then are you able to launch the add-on from within SAP Business One? You should be able to see a new Crystal Reports folder tab under every module (on the navigation tree menu - left of the screen).

      In order to write / create new .RPT files, you will have to install Crystal Reports 2008 (Full application - 30 day trial). The download can be located here --> https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/d0a0c14b-0e20-2b10-939b-e93a19f14c12 (900MB)

      Locate the Crystal Reports 2008 and install the application.

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    Aug 22, 2008 at 12:10 AM

    We installed Crystal Reports for "SAP B1 Add-On" and have been testing it today. We were looking for a faster way to print 50+ different Crystal Reports from within SAP. We have been using an alternate Add-on called "Report One," but it seemed slow, especially on certain desktops (even on PCs with the same 2GB memory and faster CPU clock speeds.)

    On one test today, our biggest, longest running CR (MRP-based with 3 sub-reports) took one minute 20 seconds using R1 to launch it. The new "CR for SAP B1 Add-On" took about 50 seconds to launch and run the same CR. Having to key in the users' Windows logon took about 10 seconds of the 50 seconds, so if you could eliminate that requirement from your product, not only would we save time, but you would eliminate a real hassle. The users are already logged into Windows and SAP, with resticted rights to the CR reports...so why another logon? And each report????

    "SAP B1 Add-On" is faster for menu reports, which is desired, but it currently does not provide a means to override the built-in PLD template/printing with CR replacements. We need it to permit the convenient printing of a single PO, SO, Quote, Invoice, etc. directly from the form window with Print Preview and Print. R1 gives us that capability, automatically passing the document number to the CR as a parameter, which we would not want to loose. Without it, the user has to leave the PO window, for example, go to the Main Menu for your "CR for SAP B1" under the Purchasing menu, open it up, select the CR for POs, logon Windows again, key in the PO document number, and...then the purchase order would print. Not very convenient when compared to just clicking on Print Preview.

    So you need to make two changes: 1) eliminate the extra Windows logons to use "SAP B1 Add-On" for each report and 2) provide a way to override the lame PLD templates with custom CRs.

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    Aug 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    hi Richard,

    As i have installed SAP crystal reports add-on in my Laptop.Each module is showing the reports with crystal report section but after installing this add-on could you pls help me where all the reports come in the specific location for the reports which are related to each module.

    how to see the reports ?? i am unable to see the reports of each module.

    amit bathla

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  • Aug 27, 2008 at 05:57 AM

    Dear SAP,

    Is Crystal Reports Basic 2008 for SAP Business One available for download? I can't find it anywhere.

    Lukasz Chomin

    Computec SA

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      Hi Richard,

      Regarding Crystal Reports. I am running the Add-on and have used the 30 day trial license of the editor 2008. This is now expired.

      Is there a perminent license available for Channel Partners that I can download and use?

      Apologies if I missed the answer, I did look through the thread.

      Many thanks Damian

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    Aug 29, 2008 at 02:58 PM

    I asked our partner about getting us access to the download, and this was his response.

    "There is no link to get Crystal Reports Basic. I know that brand new customers get a copy of Crystal with one (1) license but is not retroactive to current customers. I am asking SAP USA what we can do, if anything. You can purchase Crystal from any software store. The initial response was from one of SAPu2019s regional Sales managers."

    Is he just clueless or do existing customers really not get access to Crystal Reports?

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    Aug 31, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    FOR FURTHER NEWS ON SAP BUSINESS ONE OR CRYSTAL REPORTS

    PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK

    http://data4experts.blogspot.com

    Edited by: data4experts data4experts on Aug 31, 2008 1:18 PM

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    Sep 12, 2008 at 07:11 AM

    Hi Richard,

    I have downloaded v2 on the SAP Addon and installed on my server, the Crystal runs well and I am happy.

    The problem we have is when we try to install on individual workstations, installing the Crystal Runtime + .Net framework is all godd, however after installing the SAPCrystalSetup.exe and restarting SAP Business One the addon does not register in AddOn Manager, it does appear in the AddOn Administrator and is set to automatic.

    How do I register the Addon on the workstation when it is already registered on the server?

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    • Former Member

      Kevin, you've installed the SAP B1 Cystal Report Add-on on your server, and you can run the add-on from your server with no trouble.

      Under the Add-on's folder --> Add On Manager:

      http://img129.imageshack.us/my.php?image=craddon1ax0.jpg

      The image above shows the add-on running / connected.

      If that's the case, then there's nothing else to install on the client end, except to make sure that the users within your B1 system are allowed to run the add-on.

      Under the Add-on's folder --> Add On Administration --> User Preference tab.

      You'll see a list of user names on your left, each one of them will have their own preference per add-on

      http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=craddon2mq5.jpg

      The image above shows the users and their add-on preferences.

      Can you then log in to SAP B1 on an end user's pc, use the end user's username and see if the Crystal Report add-on runs?