In BI4 Feature Pack 3 with Crystal Reports for Enterprise, to avoid the “blank report canvas” feature, you can start a report using the online report template.
You can start Crystal for Enterprise and then do File > New > From Web Template or from the start page select “From Web Template”
From the Open Template screen, select the Sales & Customer Contact category, and in this example, select Cheque Report.
At this prompt you select Set Data Source Location
Click the Add Connection to begin mapping to a data source
Then begin mapping the fields from the Current Data Source to the Target Data Source
Save and your report will be using the “cheque” online report template.