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1290002 - How to import a Flash file generated via Xcelsius in Crystal Reports?


  • How add a Dashboad in Crystal Reports?
  • How to import an Xcelsius document in Crystal Reports?
  • Important Note
    Adobe ended Flash support on 2020/12/31. The information in this SAP Knowledge Base Article was valid prior to Flash support ending. The recommendation is to not use Flash objects on reports. 


  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016


  • To insert an Xcelcius flash dashboard in Crystal Reports:
    1. In Crystal Reports, create a report based on any data source.
    2. In Xcelsius, go to Data -> Connections
    3. Add a 'Crystal Report Data Consumer' connection
    4. Bind respectively the row headers or/and column headers and data to cell range in Excel
    5. Place a spreadsheet table in order to display the data
    6. Save the dashboard
    7. Go to File -> Export -> Flash
    8. Launch Crystal reports designer
    9. Go to Insert -> Flash
    10. Browse to the exported SWF file and select the 'Link' option
    11. Place the object either in the report header or report footer section
    12. Right-click on the Flash object and choose 'Flash Data expert'
    13. in the 'Xcelsius data' tab, Bind crystal reports data to the Xcelsius component
    14. click OK
    15. Switch to Preview


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