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Last Updated: March 12, 2016

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Forums & Online Groups 

Business Objects Board

Discussions include how to build reports, working with the semantic layer or universe designer, security and user administration, server administration, enterprise scheduling and distributions, data integrator and the SDK.

SAP Groups - Crystal Reports Community

A variety of resources such as tutorials, sample reports, blogs, Q&A and more.

SAP Groups - Crystal Reports Data Connectivity

Topics related to connecting Crystal Reports to a variety of data sources.

SAP Groups - Crystal Reports for Visual Studio

User community for Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, enabling you to learn how to build .NET applications with Crystal Reports integration.  Various articles, news, blogs, and discussions.

SAP Groups - Crystal Reports for Eclipse

The community surrounding the SAP Crystal Reports version for Eclipse.  Sample apps, downloads, articles, tutorials and more are here.


Over 10,000 threads on everything from report design to building sub-reports to troubleshooting errors.

Tek-Tips Forums - Formulas

A forum discussing how to generate various formulas in Crystal Reports.  Active forum, with about 30 new topics discussed each month.

Tek-Tips Forums - Data Access

Forum with topics on dealing with various data sources.  Only about five new topics each month.

Tek-Tips Forums - Integration

Forum with various topics on integrating Crystal Reports into other applications.  Only about one new thread per month.

Tek-Tips Forums - Other Topics

Forum with discussions on any other Crystal Reports topic that doesn't fit into the other forums.  Active, with about 15 new topics created each month.

Crystal Reports Book

Discussions on report design, data connectivity, writing code, technical questions, tips, and tricks, and Crystal Xcelsius.

LinkedIn Groups - Crystal Reports

Over 8,000 members

LinkedIn Groups - Crystal Reports Solutions Group Ver. 8 - 11

Over 2,000 members

LinkedIn Groups - Crystal Reports / Business Objects Community

Over 1,700 members

Yahoo Groups - Crystal Reports User's Group

Over 2,200 members




SAP Crystal Reports

Average about two posts per month

Crystal Reports Underground / Ken Hamady

Very active blog, with an average of about four posts per month



Social Media 

Twitter - SAP CR BO NET DevSup

Visual Studio .NET developers using SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports Application Server and Business Objects Enterprise (BI) SDKs - 1,400+ tweets / 700+ followers

Twitter - SAP Crystal Reports

2,600+ tweets / 7,900+ followers





Crystal Reports 2011 for Developers

Beginner's Guide to Crystal Reports 2013: A Step-by-Step Procedure

First Steps in SAP Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies

Crystal Reports XI: The Complete Reference

Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference



Tutorials & Training 

Instructor Led Classes

Ken Hamady - Class-based instruction as well as individual classes

Classroom and Online

SAP - Crystal Reports 2011: Fundamentals

SAP Crystal Reports – Fundamentals of Report Design

SAP Crystal Reports – Business Reporting & Report Processing Strategies

SAP Crystal Reports 2011: Optimizing Report Data Processing

SkillForge - Crystal Reports XI, 2008, 2011, 2013 Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced

New Horizons - Classroom and Online

NetCom Learning - Crystal Reports 10 and XI (Levels 1 & 2)

Online Training

Crystal Training Source - Classroom and Online

Crystal Reports Book - Tutorials, videos, code samples and more. Training for Crystal Reports 2008/2011, XI, .NET 2008, 2005 and 2003.

Lynda.com - Crystal Reports 2011 Essential Training - 3+ hours for beginners

Webucator - Crystal Reports 2008, 2011 and 2013. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes

Virtual Training Company - Crystal Reports XI: Beginner (6.5 hours / 95 tutorials - Released 2009)

Virtual Training Company - Crystal Reports - Advanced (7.5 hours / 100 tutorials - Released 2011)

Ed2Go - Designed for Crystal Reports XI, Crystal Reports 2008, and Crystal Reports 2011 - Instructor-led online over six weeks


Crystal Reports (Topic)




Reference Guides, Third Party Tools and Downloads 

Ken Hamady - Tools & Library

Includes expert guide series of 9 PDFs, developer integration guides, course materials, free items and more.

Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET

Provides an overview of Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET, integrating reports into other applications, designing reports, implementing runtime customizations, deploying Crystal Reports in .NET Applications and other references.

Ken Hamady - Third Party Tools Crystal Report

List of Crystal Report viewers. Desktop scheduling tools, server scheduling tools, e-mail tools, web portals, RPT management utilities, products for Crystal Enterprise, RPT conversion tools, data drivers, barcode fonts, formula UFLs, and other tools.

CR Chart - Programmable Charts and Graphs for Crystal ReportsĀ® Developers

CRChart includes a host of functional and aesthetic improvements for Crystal Reports to make your charts look better than ever.




SaberLogic (Developers of the Logicity Crystal reports viewer and scheduler)

Ken Hamady

Crystal Reports Goddess

Ablaze Group





SAP Certified Application Associate – Crystal Reports 2011

SAP Certified Application Associate - Crystal Reports 2008





Provides a history of Crystal Reports, the various versions and ownership, features and more.


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