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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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Crystal Reports in the Real World—Leveraging XML as a Data Source

With the emergence of XML as a data interchange format, many customers wanted to create reports on XML documents. So in Crystal Reports 8.5, a new driver was released that allowed just this scenario. This ODBC driver reads certain types of XML documents. Version 10 of Crystal Reports provides the capability to read multiple XML files, most commonly a folder of XML files that have the same schema. When using this driver, you specify either a folder name or a file path to an XML file. Once connected, XML elements at the first level are represented as fields that you can place on a report.

If you require more flexibility around reading XML files, a good approach to take is to write ...

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