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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Introduction to the Data Explorer

Now that you've got a basic understanding of what database drivers are and an idea of which one you might use to access a particular data source, let's look at the user interface for selecting the data source for a report. Because this is the first step in the creation of a report, it is only natural that this is the first step in the Report Wizard. This is shown in Figure 1.6. The Data Explorer is a tree control hosted inside the Report Wizard that enables you to identify the following:

  • Which Crystal Reports database driver you want to use

  • Which data source you want you use

  • Which database objects you want to use

Figure 1.6. The Data Explorer provides access to the multitude of supported Crystal Report's data sources. ...

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