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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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Deploying RAS Environments

The RAS functions in two different environments—either as a standalone report processing and modification server or as a service of the Crystal Enterprise framework.

Using RAS in a Crystal Enterprise Environment

Crystal Enterprise provides a framework for delivering enterprise reporting. RAS adds the capability for users to modify reports stored in Crystal Enterprise. In this scenario, the Crystal Enterprise framework manages the RAS. Multiple instances of the RAS can be added and Crystal Enterprise will load balance between them.

→ For additional information on the Crystal Enterprise Framework, seeThe Server Tier: Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Framework,” p. 510

Using RAS in a Standalone Environment

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