Crystal Reports 10: The Complete Reference

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0071483772

Date

June 18, 2004

Format

Mixed media product, 960 pages

ISBN

0072231661 / 9780072231663

$

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55.00



Overview


Main description

Produce winning presentations and reports with expert advice from this definitive guide. Discover vital tips on how to best utilize Crystal Reports' features to analyze data, and build professional, complex, and effective reports. Find the entire spectrum of user knowledge--from advice for new users on how to develop, design, and build a simple report, to in-depth information on complex features such as Crystal Server Pages and integrating Crystal Reports into Visual Basic.NET programs.


Table of contents

Part I: Crystal Reports 10 Introduced 1. Getting the Feel of Crystal Reports 10 2. Enhancing Appearance with Text Objects 3. Sorting and Grouping 4. Creating Geographic Maps 5. Using Formulas 6. Creating Custom Functions 7. The Repository 8. Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria 9. Making Your Reports Visually Appealing 10. Using Sections and Areas 11. Analyzing with Cross-Tabs 12. Creating Charts 13. Using Subreports 14. Viewer Interaction with Parameter Fields 15. Exporting Reports 16. Reporting from SQL Databases 17. Creating and Using Business Views 18. Accommodating Database Changes and Field Mapping 19. Reporting from OLAP Cubes 20. Reporting from Proprietary Data Types Part II: Crystal Reports 10 on the Web 21. Crystal Reports Web Alternatives 22. Crystal Reports with ASP and ASP.NET 23. Introduction to Crystal Enterprise 24. Using the Crystal Launchpad and ePortfolio 25. Customizing Crystal Enterprise ePortfolio Part III: Developing Custom Window Applications 26. Integrating Crystal Reports X with Visual Basic 27. Crystal Reports with Visual Studio .NET 28. Crystal Reports with Java Appendixes A. Installing and Configuring Crystal Reports Components B. Formula Language Reference


Author comments

GEORGE PECK (Evergreen, CO) is a seasoned consultant and trainer, specializing in Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, and their integration into custom Windows and Web products. He has authored four best-selling editions of Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference.


Back cover copy

The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Reports 10

Covers new features--Format Painter, Business Views, upgrades to the repository, Java and .NET support, and more

Create visually appealing reports and publish them on the Web with Crystal Reports 10 and help from this comprehensive resource. Whether you're a beginner or a power user looking for answers to quick questions, many examples and tips, along with clear discussions of the new and improved features, make this a must-have workplace companion. You'll learn to produce compelling, professional-looking reports that communicate content effectively using helpful features such as charts, complex formulas using custom functions, sorting and grouping, the updated repository, new Business Views, and more. Then, discover how to integrate your reports with Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET, and Java. Plus, schedule and view your reports on the Web with Crystal Enterprise 10.

  • Design and develop page-published quality reports
  • Customize your report data using formulas--from simple math computations to full Basic-like formulas
  • Store report objects in the updated repository for organization-wide sharing
  • Simplify complex database structures with new version 10 Business Views
  • Fulfill sophisticated reporting requirements with subreports
  • Schedule and view reports on the Web with Crystal Enterprise 10
  • Create interactive reports using parameter fields, drill-down, hyperlinks, and managed navigation
  • Export reports to common file formats like Microsoft Word or Excel, Acrobat PDF, HTML, XML, and others
  • Develop custom Web and Windows applications to integrate reports using Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET, or Java
  • Create reports based on unique data sources, such as OLAP databases, Microsoft Outlook folders, Web server logs, and XML data

George Peck is an internationally recognized consultant, educator, developer, speaker, and best-selling author of Crystal Reports Professional Results and four previous editions of Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference. He is president of The Ablaze Group, a consultation and education firm specializing in Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise.





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