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Crystal Reports XI

Feature Comparison by Version and Edition


New to Crystal Reports XI: Crystal Reports Server
This comparison matrix provides a checklist of features supported in current and previous versions of Crystal Reports. Updated September 2005

Crystal Reports Versions

Crystal Reports Server is a new edition to Crystal Reports that allows you to create content and deliver it over the web. Its the perfect solution for small- and mid-market enterprise reporting requirements. With Crystal Reports Server, you can also apply flexible security and scheduling options while providing users with the technology to interact with report data.
Report Types Mailing labels Cross-tab reports Form-style reports Subreports Conditional reports Top/bottom N reports Drill-Down/summary reports OLAP reports Chart Types Bar Stacked Bar Column Stacked Column Line Area Numeric or Date/time X-Axis Pie Scatter Bubble Guage Gantt Funnel High Productivity Report Creation Report Design Wizard Data Explorer Report Explorer Workbench Repository Explorer 2 Field Explorer Report Experts for automatic report creation Graphical table linking Field mapping between databases Repository for component reuse Custom Templates Template Window (Design) Fully customizable runtime Preview Window HTML Preview
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Version 7 Version 8 Version 8.5 Version 9 Version 10 Version XI Version 2008

Editions: Standard, Professional, Developer, Advanced Developer, Crystal Reports SerVer S S S S S S P P P P P P Custom version bundled in Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET and Borland C#Builder Custom version bundled in BEA WebLogic Workshop and Borland JBuilder N

D D D D D

A A A

XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, SV XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P 9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S 8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

8 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S 8 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

7 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S 7 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S

6 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S 6 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S

.NET N N N N N N N

Java J J J J J J J

.NET N N N N N N

Java J J J J J J J

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

P, S P, S P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

N N N

J J J

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

8.5 D, P, S D, P, S

8 D, P, S D, P, S

7 P, S

6 P, S

.NET N N

Java J1 J J J

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

P, S P, S P, S P, S

P, S P, S P, S N N N

J J J J

J D, P, S D, P D, P, S D, P P, S P P, S P J J

Drill down in runtime Preview Window Auto saving New patch installation

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S

P, S

P, S

J J

Comprehensive Formatting and Design Control Guidelines and vertical rulers Automatic styles, autoarrange fields, ruler Drag and drop, browse field data Drawing-style interface Line drawing, box drawing Circles, ovals and boxes with rounded corners Moving & resizing objects, selecting multiple objects Conditional font formatting Conditional formatting of text by style and size Vertical text rotation Fractional font size Format Editor Format Painter Horizontal Page Numbers Asymmetric reporting BLOB bitmap support Custom and bound images Graphic image support (BMP, TIFF, PCX, TGA) Graphic image support (JPEG, PICT, PNG) Dynamic Image Location

XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

8 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

7 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S

6 P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S

.NET

Java J J

N N N N

J J J J J

N P, S P, S N N N P, S P, S N

J J J J J

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

P, S P, S P, S

P, S P, S P, S

N N N N

J J J J

Support for vector-based D, P, S, SV images Grid control options (on/off; visible/invisible, set line D, P, S, SV height) Charting on subtotals, groups, details and formulas D, P, S, SV Integrated geographic mapping Integrated charting D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S N J P, S P, S N N J J

Drag and Drop Charting and D, P, S, SV Cross Tabs Embed hyperlinks into reports Redo and multiple undo Multiple detail sections Underlay sections OLE drag & drop between windows Copy entire report objects to Windows clipboard Cross-tab objects Subreport objects Text objects User-defined tool tips for tools and report objects Running totals expert Top N, bottom N sorting N Value for Top N Style Reports Custom (named) grouping Hierarchical Grouping D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S N J A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S N N N N N N N N N N N J J J J J J J J J J J J

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Comprehensive Formatting and Design Control-Cntd Sort and subtotal in one step Parameter fields Report and page footers Use Basic-like syntax in formula language Formula Workshop Custom Functions Formula control of formatting Display string formatting User Function Libraries (supports COM Object) Java User Function Libraries (JRC only) Year 2000 UFLs Interactive Analysis Tools Report Alerts Map lens Analyzer view for charts Integrated Analyzer for charts Conditional formatting on charts Include maps in reports Customizable cross-tabs Field highlighting Formula Editor Formula Expert Drill-down, full-featured search dialog Smart Navigation; group tree, drilldown, search Report Viewing and Interaction Parameter prompts via the Web Dynamic and Cascading Prompts3 DHTML Report/Page Viewer Winforms .NET Viewer Webforms .NET Viewer Page Viewer Report Parts Viewer Grid Viewer Mobile Viewer Java Plug-in Viewer ActiveX Viewer Netscape Viewer plug in Local printing and export from viewer Page-on-demand

XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, SV D, P, S, SV

10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

8 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

7 P, S P, S P, S

6 P, S P, S P, S

.NET N N N N

Java J J J J J J

D, P, S

D, P, S

P, S

P, S

J J

D, P, S 5

D, P, S 5

P, S 5

P, S 5

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S 10 A, D, P

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S 9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A,D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S 9 A, D, P

D, P, S D, P, S 8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S

P, S

P, S

N N

Hierarchical group summary D, P, S, SV XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

.NET

Java

D, P, S P, S J

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

P, S P, S P, S P, S P, S N N J J J J

D, P, S

D, P, S

P, S

P, S

N N

J J J

Drill-down level functionality D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV XI D, P, SV D, P, SV4 D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV

D, P, S 8.5 D, P

D, P, S 8

P, S 7

P, S 6 .NET

Java J

A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P

A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P

N N N

D D D, P D, P D, P

D D D, P D, P D, P

P P

P P

P P P N

J J

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Report Viewing and XI Interaction-Cntd Customizable Report Viewer D, SV Settings Customize reports in runtime Preview Window Advanced search on saved data; export search results to various formats Export to XML (Designer only) 6 Export to PDF Export to DHTML (HTML 4.0; Designer only) 6 Export to Microsoft Excel D, SV D, P, SV

10 A, D A, D A, D, P

9 A, D A, D A, D, P

8.5 D D

8 D D

7 P P

6 P P

.NET N N N

Java J

Report Export Configuration D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S P, S P, S N N N (XLS) J

Export to character-separated values, paginated text, record style (columns of D, P, S, SV values), report definition, tab-separated text and values Export to Microsoft Word (RTF) Export to Microsoft Word (editable RTF) Export to disk Export to application Export to ODBC databases Microsoft Mail Microsoft Exchange Lotus cc:Mail Lotus Notes Export and/or e-mail reports with saved data Report options saved with report Save subreport as standalone report Report Parts for wireless and portal integration D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S

D, P, S

D, P, S

P, S

P, S

A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S

D, P, S

D, P, S

P, S

P, S

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P A, D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S D, P, S

P, S P, S P P, S P, S P, S

P, S P P, S P, S P, S

N N N N N

P, S P, S

P, S P, S N J

Support for Microsoft Smart D, P, S, SV Tags in Office XP

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Report distribution and deployment Java Reporting Component COM Report Designer Component (RDC) Crystal Report Engine API Single Sign-on Report publisher Customizable web portal interface Report scheduler Security for groups, users, folders and reports

XI D, SV

10 A, D A, D A, D

8.5

.NET

Java J

.NET Reporting Component D, SV D, SV

A, D A, D A, D D D D D P P P

D, P, S, SV SV SV SV SV

Web-based report manage- SV ment console Business views (semantic layer) Report Integration Report Viewing SDKs (Java, .NET and COM) Report creation and modification SDKs (Java, .NET and COM) Custom JSP Tag Library (for viewing) Java Server Faces Viewer Server-Side Printing Rapid Application Development Multi-pass reporting with powerful grouping and sorting D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV A, D 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D 9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D 9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D, P, S D, P D, P D, P, S D, P D, P D, P, S P P P, S P P P, S N N D, P, S D D D D D 8.5 D, P D, P D, P D, P D, P D, P, S D D D D D 8 D, P D, P D, P D, P P P P P P P P P P 7 P P P 6 N (ADO.NET) N N .NET N N N N Java J J J J J J J J P, S P P, S D 8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D 8 D, P, S D, P, S 7 P, S P, S 6 P, S P, S .NET N N N N Java J J J J A A, D J SV XI D, SV 10 A, D 9 A, D 8.5 8 7 6 .NET Java N

Visual Control Library (VCL) D, SV XI D, P, S, SV

Sorting on groups, unlimited D, P, S, SV sorting Heterogeneous data sources Top N, specified groups Support Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 features Support for Unbound fields with auto binding Active Data Driver Support (ADO, RDO, CDO) for runtime data sources Event/call-back support Drill down in runtime Preview Window D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV D, SV

Other SQL Features and XI Tools Support for SelectDistinct D, P, S, SV for selecting records Support for TopN for select- D, P, S, SV ing records SQL database access SQL pass-through Ad hoc SQL query tool Unlimited SQL Commands Sort data on SQL database servers Security pass-through Database driver conversion D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV

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Other SQL Features and XI Tools-Cntd Group-by, aggregation and SQL expressions on SQL database servers Stored Procedure Support (Access via ODBC, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, Watcom/SQL Anywhere) D, P, S, SV

10 A, D, P, S

9 A, D, P, S

8.5 D, P

8 D, P

7 P

.NET N

Java

D, P, S, SV

A, D, P, S

A, D, P, S

D, P, S7

D, P, S7

Data Connectivity

Crystal Reports from Business Objects, an SAP company, can connect to almost any data sourceincluding relational, OLAP, and XML data. Whether you require access to databases, files, logs, application systems (customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, etc.) or program elements, you can use Crystal Reports to access it. Crystal Reports also supports Unicode so you can report off of data stored in virtually any language. Plus, for developers, access to user-defined or application in-memory data is available through JavaBeans, COM data providers and ADO .NET. For a listing of supported data sources for a specific version, please visit our support site to download a platforms.txt file. Examples of supported data sources through native drivers, OLE DB, ODBC, and JDBC include: Oracle, IBM DB2, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Informix, Act!, Pervasive, Pervasive SQL, Microsoft Access, Teradata, Holos, SAP BW, BDE, CDO, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft System Management Server, Microsoft Windows NT Event Logs, Microsoft Outlook, Paradox, XML/XSD, Lotus Domino, Microsoft FoxPro, Web Server Activity Logs (NCSA format), ASCII, Dbase, and Informix.

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Online Documentation Installation guide Users guide Technical reference guide Whats new in Crystal Reports General online help Developer online help Developer runtime help .NET SDK guide Java reporting component API reference Java viewer API reference Language Editions 8 Dutch English French German Italian Japanese Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Spanish Korean

XI D, P, S, SV D, P, S, SV D, SV D, P, SV D, P, S, SV D, SV D, SV D D D XI D, P, SV D, P, S, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV D, P, SV

10 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D A, D, P A, D, P, S A, D A, D A, D A, D A, D 10 A, D, P, S A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P, S A, D A, D, P A, D, P, S A, D A, D A, D

8.5 D, P, S D, P, S D

8 D, P, S D, P, S D

7 P, S P, S

6 P, S

.NET

Java J J J J

D, P, S D D

D, P, S D D

P, S

P, S

J J J N J

9 A, D, P, S A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P A, D, P

8.5 D, P, S D, P D, P D, P

8 D, P D, P, S D, P D, P D, P D, P

7 P P, S P P P P

6 P P, S P P P P

.NET N N N N N N

Java J J J J

D, P

Notes

1. Crystal Reports for Java includes a custom standalone Windows designer. 2.  Managed repository is now provided through Crystal Reports Server. An introductory offer is included in Crystal Reports Professional and Developer editions. 3.  The functionality of this feature is enhanced when used in conjunction with Crystal Reports Server. A special introductory offer of Crystal Reports Server is included in Crystal Reports Professional and Developer editions. 4.  Dynamic and Cascading Prompts can be viewed, but cannot be designed in the Standard Edition 5. Read only for Standard Edition. 6.  Crystal Reports Server includes one copy of the Crystal Reports designer. Some of the export features listed in this document are only available in the designer. They are not available in the web interface. 7.  Stored Procedure Support in Standard Edition is via ODBC for Access, Excel, and SQL only. 8. Some components may be provided in English only.

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