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  • We’re happy to announce the availability of Crystal Reports for Eclipse 2.0 SP1.

It addresses a number of bug fixes, and adds one significant new feature.

The new feature is page-based Excel exporting.  This is in addition to the data-only Excel exporting already added to the original release.

Unlike data-only Excel exporting, the page based Excel export includes formatting and images in the report.  There are some subtle differences between how page-based Excel works on the Java runtime engine compared to the .Net runtime engine.  I’ll elaborate on these differences in a coming whitepaper.

Ted Ueda already has some Excel Export with Crystal Reports for Eclipse 2.0 Service Pack 1 on his blog showing how to make use of Page based Excel exporting.

This Service Pack includes a license update.  If you want to deploy the runtime engine in web applications to users outside your organization, you require the Developer Advantage runtime license.  I’ve previously Announcing Crystal Reports Developer Advantage runtime license about the Developer Advantage license.  I’ve also created a new licensing whitepaper to describe how we’ve simplified licensing and made it easier for developers to understand.

To get this update, you’ll need to manually add the location of the Eclipse update server to you Eclipse 3.4.1 (or later) install. 

  • Go to Help > Software Updates…
  • Choose the Available Software tab.

Select the new site and click the Install button.

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Follow the prompts to download the new version and you’re done.

Cheers, Blair

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