The Ultimate Crystal Reports Online Resource Guide
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Last Updated: March 12, 2016
Forums & Online Groups
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.
A variety of resources such as tutorials, sample reports, blogs, Q&A and more.
Topics related to connecting Crystal Reports to a variety of data sources.
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.
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.
A forum discussing how to generate various formulas in Crystal Reports. Active forum, with about 30 new topics discussed each month.
Forum with topics on dealing with various data sources. Only about five new topics each month.
Forum with various topics on integrating Crystal Reports into other applications. Only about one new thread per month.
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.
Discussions on report design, data connectivity, writing code, technical questions, tips, and tricks, and Crystal Xcelsius.
Over 8,000 members
Over 2,000 members
Over 1,700 members
Over 2,200 members
Average about two posts per month
Very active blog, with an average of about four posts per month
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
Tutorials & Training
Instructor Led Classes
Ken Hamady - Class-based instruction as well as individual classes
Classroom and Online
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)
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
Reference Guides, Third Party Tools and Downloads
Includes expert guide series of 9 PDFs, developer integration guides, course materials, free items and more.
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.
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.
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)
Provides a history of Crystal Reports, the various versions and ownership, features and more.
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