I am trying to determine if it is possible to create a report in Crystal Reports (XI R2) that can utilize LDAP calls to determine a users' group affiliation, for the purpose of filtering report data. We are running Business Objects XI R2 SP4 on AIX 5.3. We use IBM Tivoli Directory Server for LDAP user authentication.
We would like to create a single report that contains a large amount of data. We have several different groups that would need to view this report, but we'd like to filter the data of this report to only what is pertinent for a given user. If this is possible, it would allow us to design a single report for many users, rather than creating and maintaining dozens of reports with the same basic design.
I'm having trouble finding data on this subject and decided to post here to see if anyone has had any experience or background in this.