Learn how to create your own report.
When you launch Crystal Reports, the Start Page appears at the top of the screen.
The Start Page includes links to recent reports that you’ve opened, report creation methods, the Help system, a search functionality, sample reports, and an update service. You can create a new report with Crystal Reports using these methods:
New Report Options
Use one of the Report Wizards provided.
A user who is unfamiliar with Crystal Reports, or someone who is familiar but needs a report in a hurry, will find it easier to design a report using one of the wizards. You step through the report-building process of a specific type of report when using a wizard.
Build the report from the Blank Report option, piece by piece.
You can design a report using this method by starting with a blank report and building the elements of the report piece by piece.
Create a report using Another Report option.
Another quick method to build a report is to create it from an existing report. This existing report can be used as a template because it may already contain much of the information and formatting that you need. After you open the report that you want to use as a template, save it to a new file using the Save As command on the File menu.
The Start Page also contains dynamic content from SAP Business Objects.
After you select the type of report that you want to build from the Start Page, you choose the data source you will use to create the report.