If you have to generate reports with Crystal Reports in an SAP NetWeaver BW environment, this is the book you need. You’ll learn how to quickly create effective reports that get the right information to the right people. This book covers the primary features and functions of Crystal Reports, while paying special attention to integrating with other BusinessObjects and SAP applications and data sources.
The SAP BI Toolset
Learn about all the reporting and analytics tools that comprise the SAP BI toolset, including Crystal Reports, Xcelsius, and Web Intelligence.
SAP BW as a Crystal Reports Data Source
Explore how SAP NetWeaver BW can function as a data source for Crystal Reports.
Select from a variety of possible report layouts and learn how to design more flexible reports that provide feedback to the end user.
Discover the two tools that allow users to filter data in SAP NetWeaver BW reports — the BW variable and the Crystal Reports parameter.
Find out how to use sub-reports to retrieve data from different data sources.
· SAP BI Toolset
· Relational Databases
· BW Queries
· Crystal Reports Data Sources
· Key Figures
· Crystal Reports Templates
· Filtering Data
· BW Variables
· Highlighting Expert
· Publishing Reports
Mike Garrett is an independent consultant who has been working with Crystal Reports and its SAP Integration Kit for over 8 years. Mike was involved with the first installation of Crystal Reports for
SAP BW 3.x in 2002.
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Posted by Uladzislau Pralat on Jan 28th, 2013
Author of the book tied to fulfill an ambitious task of teaching end-users developing Crystal Reports. I think, that right from the beginning the goal was not realistic. Some aspects of development still remain too technical for end-users no matter what you do. End users should use Web Intelligence which is more intuitive and suitable to user for ad-hoc analysis and self-service. Still it is a very nice try.
More technical and prepared readers will benefit from the book. Author succeeded teaching Crystal Reports basics, key strengths (drill-downs, sub-reports, formatting, etc) and at the same time explaining specifics of reporting from SAP BW in one book (BW hierarchies, drill-downs to ERP).
Posted by Tech Book Reader on Jun 21st, 2010
This is a must have reference book for developer who are wanting to master the Crystal Report development tool in the SAP ECC (aka R/3) and SAP BW environment.
This is an awesome book for SAP ECC (aka R/3) / SAP BW developers who are new to the Crystal Report development environment. In addition, this book is a good review for the IT SLT personnel (Sr. manager / Director etc.) to understand where Crystal Report fits-in within the SAP Business Objects XI 3.x (aka BOBJ) toolset strategically.
From a SLT / SAP project manager perspective, you will greatly appreciate the below chapters:
a) Chapter #1: SAP BI for the Rest of Us ( don’t miss I Can Do It Myself section)
b) Chapter #2: Understanding the New SAP BI Toolset
c) Chapter #12: Moving On
d) Chapter #2.6: Making the trasition
From a developer perspective, you will greatly appreciate the below chapters and takeaways:
a) Chapter #2: Understanding the New SAP BI Toolset
b) Chapter #3: SAP BW as a Crystal Reports Data Source
c) Chapter #9: Handling Hierarchies (Awesome explanation by Mike)
d) Chapter #6: Summing It All Up
e) Takeaways: you will learn lot of developer tips and tricks for using and exp