Crystal Report can connect to multiple data sources that includes − Universe SAP BEx Query Relational Connection HANA view Excel Spreadsheets
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o connect to a Data source, go to File → New → From Data Source
To select a data source you must be connected to SAP Business Objects platform server.
When you go to File → New → From Data Source → Choose a data source connection dialogue box appears → Browse Repository → Data Source Type list → Select data source you want to connect → Next.
If you choose a Universe, a query panel opens and you can add objects to query filter to generate a report.