1 Crystal Reports is known as a reporting tool.
2 This is used for development of database reports in the projects.
3 A database report displays the database data, in a summary manner.
4 A database report is ready to print.The report file extension is .rpt .
5 That can be exported to Excel / HTML etc., formats.
6 Generally, in every live project, the data entered by the data entry operators, should be displayed to the administrator in a Report format. That can be called as a Database Report .
7 Crystal Reports are developed by Seagate Corporation , and has a strong integration with Visual Studio.
8 Note: In Visual Studio 2010, the crystal reports are not available by default; we need to install it separately. In the older versions (Visual Studio 2005 and 2008), Crystal reports are in-built.