Prerequisites — Crystal Report Runtimes

The Run Crystal ReportClosedThe Run Crystal Report tool automates the execution of SAP® Crystal Reports®. Recordsets and variables from other task steps can be consumed to dynamically populate the report at runtime. In addition, where the report requires access to a database, security credentials can be passed from in the Run Crystal Report step. tool does not require any global configuration. However, the following must be met before you can use the tool in a task:

Crystal Reports Runtime version 13.0.26 must be installed — use the ConfiguratorClosedYou use the Configurator to install third-party software that may be required by available tools. Connection to required agents are also configured here. Note that you can only launch the Configurator if logged into the machine with Administrator rights. to download and install

Note: BPA Platform must be licensed for Crystal Reports to be able to download the runtimes — refer to your account manager or business partner if you're unsure about your licensed features.

Reports created in Crystal Reports version 10, 11, 12, 2008, 2011, 2013, or 2016 are accepted
  1. Launch the Configurator and navigate to the Tool Specific > Run Crystal Report > Prerequisites node.
  2. If Crystal Reports Runtime Detection has not found an installation of Crystal Reports, a Configurator - Not Installed is displayed. Click Install to download and install the runtimes.
  3. When complete, you can close the Configurator.

Adding a New Task Step

To add a new Run Crystal Report step to an existing task, do the following:

  1. Open the relevant task (if creating a new task, see How to Create a Basic Task).
  2. Either:
Click and drag the Run Crystal Report icon from the Task Browser to the task Design area.
From the task's Design tab, right-click on empty space and select New > Format > Run Crystal Report.
  1. In the General tab, Name your task step and choose a data source.
  2. Go to the Report tab and select and configure the Crystal Report template for this task step.
  3. Go to the Options tab and select the relevant error handling options for this task step.

  4. Click  to save the task step.