Create ODBC connection in SAP Crystal Reports with Devart ODBC Drivers

SAP Crystal Reports is a tool for data virtualization, visualization, and analysis. The tool can be used by anyone to prepare visual reports while also simplifying raw data into understandable and visually appealing charts, maps, and graphs. The easiest way to connect SAP Crystal Reports to your data in a database or a cloud-based application is using an ODBC connection. With ODBC, SAP Crystal Reports enables you to connect to the data sources that are not natively supported in SAP Crystal Reports – you can connect SAP Crystal Reports to any data source provided that you have the associated ODBC driver installed.
Devart provides ODBC connectors for SAP Crystal Reports to access data in databases and cloud-based apps. You can create a report in seconds: double click on the dimensions you want to have in your analysis, and use the Show Me feature to see the available charts for your selections.

Key Features

Direct mode

Native connection to traditional databases and cloud-based services from SAP Crystal Reports using an ODBC driver. No need to use client software to establish a SAP Crystal Reports ODBC connection and fetch your sales figures table from databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, and cloud services, such as Salesforce, QuickBooks, or Zoho CRM.

SQL data type mapping

Full support and mapping of data source-specific SQL data types to the standard ODBC data types. Access diverse data stores from SAP Crystal Reports through a unified interface with exceptional speed. You can create custom mappings between data source fields and ODBC data types.

Secure connection

Devart ODBC drivers use SSL / SSH and HTTPS tunneling to protect user data as it flows between a remote server and SAP Crystal Reports over the Internet. Tunneling allows you to send communications securely between machines.

ANSI SQL-92 standard support for cloud services

Devart ODBC drivers address one of the major challenges of retrieving data from email marketing, CRM, accounting, and other cloud applications into SAP Crystal Reports: their lack of adequate API support for SQL-92 standard SQL commands. Our drivers are designed to get the most out of cloud service APIs.

How to connect SAP Crystal Reports to ODBC data source and access data in 3 steps

Install the driver and configure an ODBC data source in the driver settings

01. Install the driver and configure an ODBC data source. Start SAP Crystal Reports and select File -> New -> ... Report.

Install the ODBC driver for SAP Crystal Reports
Start SQL Server Management Studio and create a linked server

02. In Report Creation Wizard select all Tables from the Data Source (s) you want to import. Then proceed via Next button to set up numerous report settings variables. Afterwards, select the report design and click Finish button.

Choose ODBC DSN in SAP Crystal Reports
Run a query against the data storage

03. Interact with your report in any way you prefer.

Retrieve ODBC database to SAP Crystal Reports

ODBC Data Connectors

Fast and unified access to databases

We offer you optimal data access by means of ODBC and native database client libraries. However, you can avoid using client libraries, since our ODBC drivers are able to connect via the native protocol directly without using client software at all.

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Direct access to data

Why pick Devart ODBC Drivers for importing data to SAP Crystal Reports?

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Fully Unicode-compliant ODBC drivers

Unicode is the universal standard for encoding characters in most languages. Our ODBC drivers provide a Unicode-compliant way to work with strings and characters in databases: they are capable of mapping Unicode function calls and string data types to ANSI encoding.

All major versions of data stores are supported

All major versions of data stores are supported

Our ODBC drivers can be used to interact and perform SQL CRUD operations on popular traditional databases and cloud services from SAP Crystal Reports, such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Salesforce, or Mailchimp.

Regular feature update rollouts and timely bug fixes

Regular feature updates and timely bug fixes

We frequently release new versions of ODBC drivers with new capabilities or enhancements for already existing features. Changes and new features are added to the roadmap based on customer feedback. Bug fixes and minor improvements are released as nightly builds to resolve issues in a timely fashion.

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Strict compliance with Microsoft ODBC 3.52 Specification

Our ODBC drivers provide full support for the standard Open Database Connectivity API functions and data types. ODBC interface allows SAP Crystal Reports to connect to ODBC databases using the SQL language. Additionally, we have designed Advanced Connection String parameters that implement different types of behavior.

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Exceptional SQL query performance and bulk updates

Our ODBC drivers allow you to perform bulk record update in SAP Crystal Reports in a single update statement while maintaining decent update speed. When you need to update a table with a million records, you can use a single update operation which significantly reduces execution time compared to row-by-row operations.

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Team of expert support engineers and community of developers

Contact our friendly, knowledgeable support team for assistance if you have any questions about using our ODBC drivers with SAP Crystal Reports or join our forum to discuss anything related to the database application development with other professional developers.

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