Because the Crystal Report viewer components are shared across both the Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition and the Crystal Enterprise Professional/Premium editions, there must be a common interface defined so the viewer can display reports generated using both types of report processing engines. This interface is called the report source. The report source is an object that both the Embedded edition and Professional/Premium editions supply that the viewer in turn communicates with to render the reports to the various forms of HTML.
There are three types of report sources:
Standalone Report Application Server: This is packaged as the Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition.
Clustered Report Application Server: This ...