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Locating RAS Components in a Network Architecture

Though the default installation places both the RAS SDK and RAS on the local machine, they can be installed on separate computers.

Specifying Separate RASs

The server attribute of the clientSDKOptions.xml file defines the location of the RAS. This file is created in the jar folder under Program FilesCommon FilesCrystal Decisions during the RAS installation. This file can be modified to indicate the location of the RAS when installed separately. This can also be done programmatically using the RAS SDK, which will be illustrated by examples later in the chapter.

The location of the clientSDKOptions.xml file can be specified either statically, by setting a classpath that points to the file, or dynamically, by specifying the location of this file. Load balancing can be enabled where there are multiple RASs by specifying the location of all the RASs on the network in the clientSDKOptions.xml file.

Setting a Static Location

Adding the file path of the file clientSDKOptions.xml to the Web application servers CLASSPATH environment variable specifies the location of the file statically. The file path might also need to be added to the CLASSPATH on the local system. More information regarding adding classpaths might be found on the Web servers documentation information.

Deploying RAS in a Dynamic Location

The location of the clientSDKOptions.xml file can be specified at runtime. From the JSP or Java files use the Java method setProperty from the System class. Set the system property indicated by the ras.config key to the specified directory as follows:






system.setProperty("ras.config","c:/temp")


This specifies that to locate RAS servers, the clientSDKOptions.xml file in c:/temp will be used. Using the web.xml file (located by default in the WEB-INFdirectory of your Web application) to specify the location of the clientSDKOptions.xml will avoid hard-coding the location for the clientSDKOptions.xml file throughout your program.


Part I. Crystal Reports Design

Creating and Designing Basic Reports

Selecting and Grouping Data

Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data

Understanding and Implementing Formulas

Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

Part II. Formatting Crystal Reports

Fundamentals of Report Formatting

Working with Report Sections

Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps

Custom Formatting Techniques

Part III. Advanced Crystal Reports Design

Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting

Using Subreports and Multi-Pass Reporting

Using Formulas and Custom Functions

Designing Effective Report Templates

Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports

Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data with Crystal Reports

Part IV. Enterprise Report Design Analytic, Web-based, and Excel Report Design

Introduction to Crystal Repository

Crystal Reports Semantic Layer Business Views

Creating Crystal Analysis Reports

Advanced Crystal Analysis Report Design

Ad-Hoc Application and Excel Plug-in for Ad-Hoc and Analytic Reporting

Part V. Web Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise

Using Crystal Enterprise with Web Desktop

Crystal Enterprise Architecture

Planning Considerations When Deploying Crystal Enterprise

Deploying Crystal Enterprise in a Complex Network Environment

Administering and Configuring Crystal Enterprise

Part VI. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Reports Components

Java Reporting Components

Crystal Reports .NET Components

COM Reporting Components

Part VII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Crystal Enterprise Viewing Reports

Crystal Enterprise Embedded Report Modification and Creation

Part VIII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Professional

Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Professional Object Model

Creating Enterprise Reports Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part I

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

Appendix A. Using Sql Queries In Crystal Reports

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

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Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
ISBN: 0789731134
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
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