Crystal Reports Server 2016 Installation, setup and use
Posted on 2016-11-30
Let me start by stating that I have never used Crystal Reports in the past. I was recently asked to purchase and install Crystal Reports 2016 Server so that we can connect to a SQL database that houses some data we want to report on. I have downloaded and installed Crystal Reports Server 2016 and created a couple users. I can successfully log into the CMC and the BI Launch Pad but I am struggling with what is next. The SAP help files are not great or I am just not finding the right one.
Do I install Crystal Reports 2016 just on the client machine so that the client can create reports and upload the reports to the CR Server or do I also need to install Crystal Reports 2016 client on the the same server as the Crystal Reports server? If I install CR on the client only, create the ODBC connection on the client machine to the database housing the data, develop the reports and then upload the report to the server, how does the report that was uploaded onto the server connect to the database housing the data to report new data? Do I just duplicate the ODBC connection the CR 2016 Server as well?
As you can see I am lost. Any help, direction to help files, videos would be appreciated.