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Chapter 1. Creating and Designing Basic ... > Introduction to the Data Explorer

Introduction to the Data Explorer

Now that you've got a basic understanding of what database drivers are and an idea of which one you might use to access a particular data source, let's look at the user interface for selecting the data source for a report. Because this is the first step in the creation of a report, it is only natural that this is the first step in the Report Wizard. This is shown in Figure 1.6. The Data Explorer is a tree control hosted inside the Report Wizard that enables you to identify the following:

  • Which Crystal Reports database driver you want to use

  • Which data source you want you use

  • Which database objects you want to use


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