I recently decided to download the Xcelsius 2008 30-day trial version. I am an avid Crystal Reports user and my goal was to make my charts and graphs look more presentable using Xcelsius. CR graphical reports can be a bit clunky.
I had some questions about the product. Perhaps someone can answer them for me.
1) How can I get the data that I want into Xcelsius? Currently, I only see an Excel spreadsheet approach. Is there a way to connect to SQL server and build a query that would get me the data I want to use for graphical charting?
2) How can I integrate my charts created in Xcelsius into my existing CR reports? I was under the impression you can embed them into your existing reports as a swf file.
Thanks in advance,