Understanding How to Configure Crystal Reports 9



  1. You configure Crystal Reports 9 using the PeopleTools Configuration Manager dialog box.


    To access the Configuration Manager dialog box, select

    Start, Programs, PeopleTools 8.4x, Configuration Manager.


    Alternatively, go to <PS_HOME>\bin\client\winx86\ and launch pscfg.exe.

    Step 1
  2. Use the Crystal/Bus. Interlink/JDeveloper dialog box to specify the locations of Crystal Reports executables and the default location for Crystal Reports that are generated through PeopleSoft Query; the latter must be a directory to which the user has write access.

    Step 2
  3. If you have Crystal Reports installed locally on the workstation, the Crystal EXEs Path parameter is populated automatically.


    If you have Crystal Reports installed on a network drive, set the Crystal EXEs Path parameter to reflect the location of the Crystal Reports executables.

    Step 3
  4. The Default Crystal Reports option enables you to specify the default location of your Crystal reports.


    Note that if you are creating a Crystal report from PeopleSoft Query and this path is invalid, you will receive an error message. If a path is not specified, PeopleSoft Query tries to write the file to the language directory beneath the directory containing Crystal Reports (CRWRPTPATH).

    Step 4
  5. When the Use trace during execution option is selected, Crystal writes the trace statements to a log file that you specify in the Trace File field. This file is written to the workstation's %TEMP% directory by default.

    Step 5
  6. Use the Business Interlink Driver Options group box to specify the location of business interlink directory.

    Step 6
  7. Use the JDeveloper Home Directory group box to specify the directory of JDeveloper home.

    Step 7
  8. Use the Process Scheduler tab of the Edit Profile dialog box to specify the path for production of Crystal Reports.


    To access the Edit Profile dialog box:

    1.  From the Crystal/Bus. Interlink/JDeveloper dialog box, select the Profile tab.

    2.  Select a profile to edit.

    Step 8
  9. Use the Crystal Reports [CRWRPTPATH] field to enter the path to your Crystal production reports.


    Note that CRWRPTPATH is a read-only directory that is intended to hold production reports.

    Step 9

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