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Publisher Comments:

Would

you

read

information

presented

like

this?

No. It’s just not natural. Sometimes presentation is almost as important as content. When you create a report, the goal is to provide information for readers in a format they can readily understand.

Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, the latest version of the most popular report writer in the world, shows you how to create simple or sophisticated reports, turning data into interactive, actionable reports that convey what’s happening in your business. You can progress cover-to-cover or use the index to find out how to:

  • Give your reports more pizzazz by using the correct fonts, color, drop shadows, graphic elements, and more
  • Integrate elements from multiple, non-database sources
  • Group sort, total result sets, cross-tab reports, and add formulas, charts, or maps
  • Print reports
  • Use customized Business Views gleaned from the same information to provide each reader with information he or she needs to know without spilling all the beans, sales figures, marketing information, or whatever
  • Present multi-dimensional data in OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cubes
  • Get ideas from sample reports on the companion Web site

Written by Allen G. Taylor, nationally known lecturer, teacher, and author of over 20 books, including Database Development for Dummies, Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies makes it crystal clear how to:

  • Store your information securely in Crystal Repository
  • Use Crystal Analysis 10 to display OLAP data so you and your report’s readers can analyze the information in an online environment
  • Use Crystal Enterprise to put Crystal Reports online for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people in your organization

Whether you want to dazzle your company’s CEO and shareholders, motivate the sales force, or simply share database information cogently, with Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies you not only make your point, you an impression. When your reports look professional, you look professional.

Synopsis:

Sample reports and more on companion Web site

Create simple or sophisticated reports, add elements, format, and deliver them

What good is all that data you’re keeping if you can’t put it in a form that means something? This handy guide gets you going with Crystal Reports 10 and its exciting enterprise enhancements. Let your data out of the database and turn it into interactive reports that tell you, and others, what’s happening in your business.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Create and print a simple report
  • Design reports to meet specific needs
  • Sort, group, and total result sets
  • Develop and update OLAP reports
  • Integrate Crystal Reports with Crystal Enterprise® and Crystal Analysis®

Synopsis:

* Updated to reflect the latest version of the Crystal Reports reporting tool
* Explains how to use Crystal Reports to quickly transform almost any data into interactive content
* Features a jump-start chapter on creating a simple report
* Covers basic and advanced reporting features, such as retrieving data from databases; sorting, grouping, and totaling result sets; using report templates; making correlations with cross-tab reports; working with formulas; adding geographic detail with maps; publishing reports; and much more
* Includes a new section that explains how to use the new time-saving and data-sharing features available when Crystal Reports is integrated with the other components in the product suite: Crystal Enterprise and Crystal Analysis
* Companion Web site includes sample reports from the book

About the Author

Allen G. Taylor teaches database development at a leading online education company and electrical engineering at Portland State University. He has authored twenty books, including SQL® For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Reporting Basics.

Chapter 1: Transforming Raw Data into Usable Information.

Chapter 2: Create a Simple Report Right Now!

Chapter 3: Report Design Guidelines.

Chapter 4: Reporting Overview.

Part II: Moving Up to Professional Quality Reports.

Chapter 5: Pulling Specific Data from a Database.

Chapter 6: Sorting, Grouping, and Totaling Result Sets.

Chapter 7: Mastering Report Sections.

Chapter 8: Formatting Your Reports.

Part III: Advanced Report Types and Features.

Chapter 9: Displaying Your Favorite Hit Parade with Group Sort.

Chapter 10: Making Correlations with Cross-Tab Reports.

Chapter 11: Adding Formulas to Reports.

Chapter 12: Creating Reports within a Report.

Chapter 13: Combining Report Elements with OLE.

Chapter 14: Creating and Updating OLAP Reports.

Chapter 15: Enhancing Reports with Charts.

Chapter 16: Adding Geographic Detail with Maps.

Part IV: Crystal Reports in the Enterprise.

Chapter 17: Crystal Enterprise Components.

Chapter 18: Crystal Repository.

Chapter 19: Maintaining Security.

Chapter 20: Navigating with Report Parts.

Chapter 21: Crystal Analysis 10.

Part V: Publishing Your Reports.

Chapter 22: Distributing and Viewing Reports.

Chapter 23: Displaying Reports Online.

Chapter 24: SQL Commands.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Do Before You Create a Report.

Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Give Your Reports More Pizzaz.

Index.

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THe book seems to be pretty interesting and knoweledgable .I would like to have a copy of it.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764571374
Author:
Taylor, Allen G
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Taylor, Allen G.
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Business report writing
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Business report writing -- Computer programs.
Subject:
Database software (Non-Microsoft)
Subject:
Database design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110223
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.28x7.40x.90 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Sample reports and more on companion Web site

Create simple or sophisticated reports, add elements, format, and deliver them

What good is all that data you’re keeping if you can’t put it in a form that means something? This handy guide gets you going with Crystal Reports 10 and its exciting enterprise enhancements. Let your data out of the database and turn it into interactive reports that tell you, and others, what’s happening in your business.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Create and print a simple report
  • Design reports to meet specific needs
  • Sort, group, and total result sets
  • Develop and update OLAP reports
  • Integrate Crystal Reports with Crystal Enterprise® and Crystal Analysis®
"Synopsis" by , * Updated to reflect the latest version of the Crystal Reports reporting tool
* Explains how to use Crystal Reports to quickly transform almost any data into interactive content
* Features a jump-start chapter on creating a simple report
* Covers basic and advanced reporting features, such as retrieving data from databases; sorting, grouping, and totaling result sets; using report templates; making correlations with cross-tab reports; working with formulas; adding geographic detail with maps; publishing reports; and much more
* Includes a new section that explains how to use the new time-saving and data-sharing features available when Crystal Reports is integrated with the other components in the product suite: Crystal Enterprise and Crystal Analysis
* Companion Web site includes sample reports from the book
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