Improve report visualization using charts.
Crystal Reports enables you to include sophisticated, colorful charts in your reports. You can use charts any time to improve the usefulness of a report.
You can chart on the following:
Summary and subtotal fields
Details, formula, and Running Total fields
You will typically chart on summary and subtotal information at the group level. Each chart becomes an object on your report, and therefore can be moved, re-sized, and so on.
Not all chart styles work with all data. For example, a report that shows the total sales for each state would make a good pie chart but a meaningless stacked bar chart, since only one series of data exists. On the other hand, if you had a report that showed inventory levels of certain items for each quarter of the year, that information would make an excellent stacked bar chart, but not work in a single pie chart.
Where you place your chart determines what data is displayed and where it is printed. For example, if you place a chart in the Report Header section, the chart includes data for the entire report. If you place it in a Group Header or Group Footer section, the chart displays group-specific data.