we are actually discussing the usage of Crystal Reports as standalone tool without installing a BO server environment like BO Enterprise or BO Edge Series.
In addition we want to use a SAP BI system as data source, as presented in Ingo Hilgeforts blog [BusinessObjects and SAP Part 2|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/8686] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];.
For the data access the SAP Integration Kit must be installed.
Is the installation of the Integration Kit possible without the usage of a BO server environment?
In [part 4 of Ingo installation documentation|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/11079] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken]; he shows the example for the normal case of a SAP Integration Kit installation.
How have I to define the options during the installation of the SAP Integration Kit, if I'm using just Crystal as Standalone without a BO Enterprise Server?
Must I also perform a complete installation?
Whats with the sreen where I have to authenticate towards the CMC system? Will that screen be omitted?
Thanks for helping,
regarding the BOBJ integration Kit for SAP there exists two options
a) You install the kit on a computer, on which a BOBJ server instance is already installed and running
b) You install the kit on a machine on which one or more of the following BOBJ products are installed:
1) CR Designer
2) BOBJ client tools
For A you have to choose the "Server" installation option, during the installation of the integration Kit. For B you must choose the "Desktop/Client" installation option. During this installation you will not be prompted to authenticate against a running CMS.
In your case you can use the CR Designer as stand-alone tool. But keep in mind that in this case you need a CR Designer licence for each user, who would like to view a CR report. Various other fuctionalities like scheduling and report bursting are also not available. And there may be a licence issue regarding the viewing of exported reports (eg in PDF format) for other users in your organization.