Dynamic url link for Crystal Reports Enterprise?

Hi all,
We recently upgraded to SBOP 4.0 SP2 and are looking at migrating our existing Crystal Reports from Crystal Reports 2011 to Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0.
Up to this point we have been utilizing the BW Publisher and role menus in BW.
Our long term goal is to migrate users from the BW GUI to the BI LaunchPad but this will be a gradual process.
Until we make the final switch to the LaunchPad we need to maintain the links in the role menus. I found the Document Link option for Crystal Reports so I have a URL to point to the report that we can put in the role menu, but the system value is not dynamic. Is there a way to make this dynamic like we can do with web template URLs?
For example, when using a web template URL we can use the <bsp_server> parameter in the URL to determine the SAP system. Is there an equivalent that can be used in the Document Link for the Crystal Report to determine the respective SBOP system?
Thanks.
-Brian

Hi,
Below is link for the Crystal report for Eclipse 2.0:
[http://www.businessobjects.com/campaigns/forms/downloads/crystal/eclipse/datasave.asp|http://www.businessobjects.com/campaigns/forms/downloads/crystal/eclipse/datasave.asp]
you could always refer to the following thread as Bryan updated with new releases :
[Crystal Reports for Eclipse 2.0 Release Update 8 is Now Available!|Crystal Reports for Eclipse 2.0 Release Update 8 is Now Available!;
Hope this will help
Regards,
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