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One of the questions I get asked a lot is  “Where  can I find help for Crystal Reports on the web”? To help with  that  question and more, I have put together the links below– these  links  were current at the time of the publishing but may change as the  web  sites themselves change and update over time.
 
If  you have any additional web sites you  would like to add to this list,  please use the comments below and we  will try to keep the list as up to  date as possible.
 

Community Sites


BusinessObjects Board (BOB)

BOB  is one of the oldest and most  respected BusinessObjects communities on  the web, featuring forums on  all of the BusinessObjects products,  including Crystal Reports as well  as updates on local, national and  international user group meetings. If  you are looking for an answer, you  will probably find it on BOB!

 

Crystal Developers Journal
Featuring “how-to” tutorials, tips, tricks and techniques for making the most of your investment in SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports Server and SAP Crystal Dashboard (Xcelsius).

 

TekTips Forums

Providing a number of forums for Crystal Reports developers, including forums on formulas, data access, etc.

 

SAP Developer Network – Crystal Reports

The  SAP Development Network (SDN) is a  community-based site sponsored by  SAP that provides samples, downloads,  blogs, forums and more.

 

General Report Design Resources


Product Documentation
Click  on SAP BusinessObjects then “All Products”. You can then use the   drop-down list to select the product and version to see a list of   documentation.

 

Sample Reports + Databases
A  selection of sample reports that demonstrate various report features   and sample databases/data sources that are required by the reports. 

 

Crystal Reports Viewer 2008                                              

A   few report viewer available for both Windows and Macs for viewing   reports with saved data, providing the ability to drill-down, sort,   export, print, etc.
 

DataDirect ODBC Drivers 5.3 – For Crystal Reports 2008
Additional drivers provided free for Crystal Reports developers to use when connecting various data sources. 

 

Support for SAP Crystal Reports
SAP support area for Crystal Reports  

 

Search SAP Notes
Search the SAP Notes (Knowledge Base) for information about Crystal Reports, answers to common problems, etc. 

 

Supported Platforms Documentation
This  documentation lists all of the supported and tested platforms for   Crystal Reports. If you are having trouble with a particular data   source, application, etc. you should check this documentation to see if   your data source, version, etc. are listed.
  

 

Crystal Reports Server
Crystal  Reports Server is a web-based, server platform for distributing   reports, dashboards and other content to users and includes the  ability  to view reports in your web browser, schedule and distribute  reports and  more.                                
 

 

SAP Crystal Solutions Support  

 

Service Packs/Updates

 


 

Critical Updates  

Hot Fixes

Service Packs                                                             

  

.NET Developer Resources

 


 

Sample Code

 

Runtime Packages

 

NET SDK documentation  

 

Visual Studio Integration Manager

   SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio

 

Licensing for Developers

 

Crystal Reports.NET 2005/2008 Forum

Providing answers to developer questions, code samples and more

 

 

Providing support for .NET and Visual Basic users integrating Crystal Reports into their application
 
ASP.NET Crystal Reports forum
Providing assistance for ASP.NET developers integrating Crystal Reports into their own applications
 
Forum for Crystal Reports development mainly around database development
 

 

Java Developer Resources

 


 

Sample Code

 

Crystal Reports for Eclipse

 

JAVA SDK documentation                                                                                                                                

 

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Eclipse

 

User Groups/Newsletters

 


 

BusinessObjects Users Groups      

                                                               

SAP BusinessObjects Newsletter

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