Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crystal Reports Enterprize 4.0 vs Crystal Reports 2008 / 2011


You might have heard about Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.0. Initially I was in assumption that, it is similar to Crystal Reports 2008 with advanced options.

Later I came to now that, Crystal Reports 2011 is the upgraded version of Crystal Reports 2008.

Oh..then, you may ask a question to me, What's all about Crystal Reports Enterprise (CRE ) 4.0. I will refer as CRE 4.0

The CRE 4.0 is a new tool gets installed along with SAP BO BI 4.0

The CRE 4.0 is not a full pledge Crystal Reports tool. The tool is a limited version with lot of limited options. The CRE 4.0 just gives a look and feel about how crystal reports would look like.

For example,

  • Doesn't have pre-defined cross tab styles in CRE 4.0. But you can use pre-defined crsoss tab styles in Crystal Reports 2008 and Crystal reports 2011.
  • Doesn't have "Can grow" option for database objects. But you can do using Crystal Reports 2008 and 2011.
  • Doesn't have "Fit in Section" a property for sections. But you can do using Crystal Reports 2008 and 2011.
 I just find out few options when I had a chance to take look at those tools.

Please update if you  know any such differences.

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