|Description: Using Crystal Reports, users can design optimized, high-performance reports using the basics of report design. The choices users make can range from simple, such as updating older reports to the latest file format, to more involved decisions, such as whether to use live or saved data, and how to use summaries efficiently.
The Crystal Repository is the central location to store and manage report objects. Data definitions, such as custom functions and SQL commands, can also be stored and maintained in the Crystal Repository. The Crystal Repository can store bit maps such as map images from ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo. The objects are then accessible to users and report developers for use in new reports that can be distributed throughout the company. By storing objects such as map images in the Crystal Repository, users will dramatically increase their report creation and design productivity by pulling existing images into a new report or automatically updating map images in one central location.
By maintaining a shared repository of report objects, users can modify a particular object and update all reports containing that object as they are opened for use. A central location for report objects also helps with the task of managing data—an important benefit in maximizing productivity and minimizing business costs.
Use Crystal Reports to create reports across the Internet using
- Page-On-Demand Technology: Page-on-demand report access lets users download only the specific report pages they need to see, improving response times and reducing Web traffic. Placeholders and partial page technology allow users to view report pages and data on the Web immediately, without having to wait for the processing of large objects.
Optimized, Multithreaded Report Engine: The Report Engine's multithreading capabilities and thread-safe database drivers allow users to continue working on important tasks while many other operations are processed simultaneously in the background. The Report Engine minimizes the number of passes made through the data; speeds up processing with improved memory management; and handles bit map images, subreports, and parameters as efficiently as possible.
Reference: Crystal Reports Website