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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 Excel Plug-in

Because so many information workers today use Microsoft Excel extensively for worksheet applications and data manipulation, it follows that enterprise report data should also be accessible in Microsoft Excel. The Crystal Reports plug-in for Excel creates the facility in Excel to connect to Crystal Enterprise and retrieve data in an interactive fashion from within the worksheet itself.

Architecture and Deployment Scenarios

The Excel plug-in requires installation on the local machine, and so requires administrative rights on the local machine.

The connection between the Excel plug-in and Crystal Enterprise uses TCP/IP over the local area network. Because of the direct connectivity between Excel and Crystal Enterprise, ...

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