SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio is geared toward users who need to extend their existing .NET reporting solutions and produce various reports from Visual Studio. This way, you are able to create detailed reports within a Visual Studio development environment, thus reducing dependency on IT and developers.
Whether you are a business user, application developer or report designer, using SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio you are able to access relational databases such as PostgreSQL, Sybase, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Interbase, Oracle and Btrieve, OLAP cubes, spreadsheets and log files effortlessly.
Because it provides you with a complete set of APIs (Application programming interface) you can easily search for content on the server without leaving Visual Studio. Also, you can create and subscribe to events, manage cryptographic keys, organize groups and security keys, as well as import and export content to and from offline files.
What’s more, SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio offers an editable preview panel that helps you to quickly edit the preferred reports while viewing data and a workbench utility that helps you to manage and organize projects.
You can also add more functionality by using embedded Flash objects that allow interactive visualizations, custom rows and on-report sort controls.
Quite important is that you can export the generated reports from Visual Studio to any device by using an XML Web services model. Also, you can schedule tasks, as well as store, query and access objects stored in the server.
Overall, SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio proves to be a steady and reliable solution that gets the attention of many .NET developers who need to quickly create rich reports and store them in a server without leaving Visual Studio.
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