Product Name: Crystal Reports v9 Developer - Upgrade - Retail Box.
Key Features for Application Developers
Crystal Reports 9 Developer Edition provides rapid report creation and integration. Crystal Reports delivers productivity tools for tightly integrating interactive reports based on virtually any data source into applications. The Developer Edition includes the report design features of the Professional Edition plus application integration tools for creating and integrating reports into basic Windows applications. It includes a copy of the Crystal Enterprise Report Application Server, which provides a rich set of server-based reporting services that can be tightly embedded into custom web applications.
Crystal Reports provides more data connectivity options than any other vendor.
More than 35 data drivers - Access virtually any data with native, ODBC, and OLE DB connectivity to relational, OLAP, XML, legacy, and enterprise data sources, including:
Custom data - Access custom JavaBeans™ and COM data providers for more flexible data connectivity.
Complete control over database connectivity - Query your database using Crystal Reports' proven query generation capabilities or write your own SQL for unlimited control over database connectivity.
Unicode support - With full support for
Unicode strings, you can display data stored in virtually any language as well
as present multiple languages in a single report.
XML support - Integrate Crystal Reports with your B2B or B2C applications via XML access or export.
Application data - Report off in-memory application data.
New productivity tools in Crystal Reports, including component reuse technology, customizable templates and the Formula Workshop, make creating reports faster and easier.
Reusable report objects - Expedite the report design process by storing key report objects - including text objects, SQL commands, bitmaps, and Custom Functions – in the Repository, a central library for sharing, reuse and single-point updating across multiple reports.
Custom Functions - Eliminate redundant
formula creation. Extract business logic from formulas to create Custom
Functions that can be used across multiple reports. Store Custom Functions in
the new Repository for single point updating and easier report maintenance.
Customizable templates - Create and
apply customized templates to multiple reports for faster design and deployment.
Use customizable templates to specify standardized formatting and logic –
including data access operations – to ensure design consistency across
reports. Existing reports can also be used as templates!
Any report type - Create virtually any report you need, including:
100+ data presentation options - Transform data into powerful information that end users can interact with and analyze. Crystal Reports includes more than 100 formatting options, including:
Parameter prompts - Let users view the same data in different ways without creating multiple reports. Users can select pre-defined parameters in a single report to receive a subset of customized data.
Powerful formula language - Crystal Reports extensive formula language includes over 160 built-in functions and operators as well as user-defined functions for complete control over report formatting, complex logic and data selection. It includes a codeless Wizard, call stack, and auto complete for faster creation of any formula. The powerful Formula Workshop lets you create important summary data that might not be present in your database.
Crystal Reports provides a range of proven components that support .NET, Java™ and COM application development. And you don't have to learn a proprietary programming language to get results!
Any development environment - Integrate reports into .NET, various Java IDEs, COM, Lotus® Domino™ and Delphi™. Crystal Reports' flexible SDKs (100% Java, .NET and COM) let you integrate reports into almost any application.
Complete web flexibility and control - Tightly integrate reporting into web applications. Included with your Crystal Reports purchase, the Crystal Enterprise Report Application Server provides a powerful, multi-threaded processing server and rich object model that tightly integrates with your enterprise architecture for high-performance web applications. It includes flexible licensing and advanced zero-client viewer controls for enterprise-strength report viewing, interaction, and modification at runtime. Learn more.
Applications created using the new Report Application Server can be seamlessly extended to other editions of Crystal Enterprise for additional report management services, including security and scheduling. Learn more.
Upgrade from Visual Studio® .NET - Extend reporting with Crystal Reports 9. Visual Studio .NET includes a custom edition of Crystal Reports for integrated report design. Upgrade to Crystal Reports 9 for more reporting tools and options.
Royalty-free runtime - Integrate hundreds of royalty-free runtime properties, methods and events into thick-client applications for deployment at no extra cost!
Developer Zone - Enter Crystal's exclusive community for developers. Gain access to sample applications, whitepapers, developer forums, and other technical information.
Report viewing and interaction
Crystal Reports provides flexible options that let end users view and interact with information in familiar formats and via familiar environments - including Microsoft Office documents, portals and wireless devices.
Multiple export formats - Give end users reports formatted the way they want. Export reports to popular formats, including:
Support for Microsoft Office XP Smart Tags - Allow end users to insert key report objects – including charts and tables – into Microsoft Outlook, Word or Excel for instant viewing and refreshing from within the Office document itself.
Customizable report viewers - Choose from a variety of report viewer controls, including:
Zero-client viewers automatically implement navigation, exporting, and drill-down capabilities for every report created. New Report Parts viewers let you integrate key elements from existing reports into wireless devices or portal applications without having to design separate reports.
*Note - Features listed above may vary by edition.
Crystal Reports v9 Developer - Upgrade - Retail Box