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Things to be considered to go for Webi or Crystal Reports

Hi,

We have both Webi and Crystal Reports.

How to decide or things to be considered to design report in Webi or Crystal Reports.

Please let me in detail.

Thanks and Regards,

Manjunath N Jogin

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    Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 04:56 AM

    Hi,

    Consider Crystal Reports is better to design the Reports than Web Intelligence.

    1.Crystal reports can extract data from multiple data sources using Business views.

    2. CR we can use universe to develop reports.

    3. We have cascading prompt and dynamic parameter.

    4. CR is meant for canned reports (built by IT) distributed to a large user base or support highly structured reports which are for pixel-perfect reports (forms etc.).

    5. Crystal Reports' highly scalable data connectivity system.

    6. Crystal Reports will require the database credentials to be provided specifically for each report.

    7. Business Views provides a facility to Crystal Reports called "View Time Security" whereby the Report is executed against the database with a single hit.

    8. Crystal Reports can be embedded in desktop / web based applications without requiring any servers at back end.

    9. CR are static and pagewise.

    10. Crystal is preffered for transaction database which involves lots of queries and joins.

    11. For Crystal Reports, users get pre-defined templates.

    12. Allows the report developer more control of the presentation and data access.

    Other Links:

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/d0674568-e242-2c10-02ad-ea55edb44c43?quicklink=index&overridelayout=true

    http://forumtopics.org/busobj/viewtopic.php?t=134517☆t=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&sid=78e2dc9fcb33e868aba85ce0b87158a1

    All the Best,

    Madhu...

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    Posted on Apr 17, 2011 at 04:22 PM

    CR allows you to be pixel accurate when designing the reports and can handle reports with a very large number of data. Still the reports have limited interactivity options and you need a special developemnt tool (CR Designer)

    WebI allows you to build reports using the web browser (there is also a thick client) and in my opinion it is easier to use for non-experienced users. WebI is dfocusing on ad-hoc reporting ie. end users are building their own reports.

    Please note that there are also differences between the supported data sources. Which kind of data sources do you get your data from?`

    Regards,

    Stratos

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    Posted on Apr 17, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    In my humble opinion, I will use Webi unless there's something that it can't do, and Crystal can.

    With Crystal you can have sub-reports, and Crystal has it's own language that you can use to write complex functions. Also Crystal has some nice design tools like guides and multiple snap-to points in objects.

    But still, I mostly use Webi. It's much faster to develop a report and allows the end user to change the report, if they have the permissions.

    Hope that helps.

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