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Crystal Reports and BW

Hi,

I have just installed crystal reports 8.5 on my client machine...(pc). I have not installed enterprise on the server yet.

I was wondering if it is possible to connect Reports to BW without installing enterprise ?

Please advise.

Thanks

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    Posted on Mar 07, 2005 at 10:25 AM

    Hi Dominic,

    For Crystal Reports to connect to BW, it should be installed with the <i>"Crystal Reports Add On to SAP"</i>. You will have an additional toolbar in Crystal Reports which will handle the connection to BW.

    I hope I have helped. If I did, please grant points...

    --Jkyle

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    Posted on May 05, 2005 at 04:50 PM

    I have been asked how much more detail is required for a Crystal reports developer, if one is preparing a report spec? I don't know enough about Crystal reports to know. I can detail what is required for a BEx report, but the graphic nature of Crystal reports obviously would need more, I think.

    can someone give me an idea of just how much more detail is required in a typical crystal reports spec.

    Thanks in advance for your kind contributions.

    nallysem

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  • Posted on May 06, 2005 at 03:24 AM

    Hi Dominic,

    Steps required for success with Crystal products:

    • Make sure that you have a valid userid in a BW 3.x system or R/3 system in the US landscapes (Sales:P1/P2 or Long-Term:L1/L2) where you plan to use

    • If you have another version of Crystal Reports on your laptop, you MUST uninstall it first

    • Update your laptop’s GUI to the latest 620 GUI

    • Download the Crystal Reports software

    • Unzip the Crystal Reports software into separate directories on your laptop

    • Install Crystal Reports 85

    • Install Crystal AddOns for BW

    • Install Crystal AddOns for R3

    • Install the Crystal Hot Fix executables

    • Reboot the laptop

    • Testing and verification of the install

    Best regards,

    Eugene

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