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Crystal Reports - Gathering data from multiple servers to consolidate to a single report

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Last Modified: 2015-08-08

I've been asked to create a report that consolidates data from a number of database servers for a single view using Crystal.  

I've used Crystal Reports for many years but mainly with Visual Studio and I'm used to automating tasks with code (For example, I would create the above report in code by populating a dataset with the data from each server and then passing the final dataset to the report).  

I would like to know if I can create a report using Crystal that gathers data from multiple servers without having to program my way around it.

So my question is, can a Crystal Report collect data from a number of database servers to create a single view or, do I need to either code this up or, do I need to use something like a Crystal Reporting server?

Please let me know if you need more information - thank you
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