CRD (Crystal Reports Distributor) is a Crystal Reports Scheduler that saves time & money by making it easy to automate Crystal reports. Just define single or packages of Crystal Reports, schedule, run them automatically and send the reports to print, fax, folder, FTP, SMS, DropBox, Sharepoint & email in a number of standard formats including Excel, Word, PDF, RPT and more.
Easy To Use
Simply set up a 'schedule' stating how often you would like each report to run, whether you'd like the output in Word, Excel, HTML, RTF, Acrobat, RPT, text format, and more and who it should be sent to. CRD will do the automated delivery for you, delivering reports to folder, email, printer, fax, DropBox, Sharepoint, FTP or SFTP!
Date & Time Scheduling
It's easy to schedule Crystal Reports to run at a specific date & time, or to run them hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly or set up your own custom frequencies e.g. 4-4-3, every other day, third Monday of the month, & so on. And the same report can be scheduled to be run multiple times with different parameters, formats, frequencies, & destinations.
Respond to your business needs by setting schedules to run based on events and triggers rather than date. Add real-time monitoring to your Crystal Reports distribution process with CRD's Event Based Schedules, reports are fired off when events occur e.g. database value is present, file is modified, window is open, an email is received, etc.
Dynamic & Data Driven
Use CRD's unique Dynamic & Data-Driven Schedule processes to trawl through your database to find the parameter values to use and then generate and deliver a unique report for each value. And with Bursting Schedules you can quickly & easily burst out and deliver report groups to different recipients and destinations.
Pre & Post Delivery Automation
Use CRD's unique Custom Actions to run another program, enter values in a database, modify a file & lots more.
Updated installation process
Updated security for FTP destinations using SFTP
Ability to connect the CRD database to a non-local SQL Server for new installations
Commas no longer get converted to semicolons to separate recipients via the Address book
Multi-threading feature now allows up 20 schedules to run simultaneously
Various bug fixes. More info at https://go.christiansteven.com/release-announcements/crd-release-20180116-now-available
Modifying email addresses in To/CC/BCC no longer removes current entries
Merging excel files in any package type schedule now works as expected
HTML/HTML Basic hyperlinks in email destination now work as expected
Using inserts in HTML form no longer breaks URL in destination for any schedule type
CRD now installs the database using SQL Server 2016 Express
CRD now gives you the option to connect to an existing database
Single and data driven schedules now export reports in .csv formats as expected
Schedules set to run every hour now run as expected
And more enhancements and issue fixes!