Composite Presentation using Crystal Reports

We would like to build some composite reports using crystal reports or an equivalent.  Information will be coming from multiple Web services, each on a different platform.  We wish to use a report writer to make it look good, provide pagination etc.  Is this possible or does crystal still require all data for a report come from a single database (as was true last we looked 6 or 7 years ago).  Would like to know a) if this is possible, and b) some definitive evidence that it is possible (a web site, user manual reference etc).
lfgreenAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Ido MilletConnect With a Mentor Professor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Crystal Reports can easily use multiple data source:

You can link (join) across data sources but such joins are limited to single-column joins.

You can insert multiple subreports, each using a different data source.

- Ido
0
 
mlmccConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Agree with Ido.

Here is a link with more information.
http://support.businessobjects.com/library/kbase/articles/c2008838.asp

Even though you can try to use the different data sources in the report, the best method is to use several subreports.  

mlmcc
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.