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Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference

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Your One-Stop Guide to Enterprise Reporting with Crystal Reports 2008

Transform disconnected corporate data into compelling, interactive business intelligence using all of the powerful tools available in Crystal Reports 2008. Through detailed explanations, real-world examples, and expert advice, this comprehensive guide shows you how to create, maintain, and distribute dynamic, visually appealing enterprise database reports.

Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference explains how to select and gather pertinent business data, organize it into manageable groups, and assemble it into user-friendly business reports. You will learn how to improve report interactivity with sort controls and the parameter panel; solve complex reporting problems with cross-tabs and subreports; integrate Crystal Xcelsius dashboards; reduce development time; and publish your results to Web and Windows applications.

  • Integrate pictures, multimedia files, graphs, and charts
  • Allow user-controlled report sorting with new sort controls
  • Develop sophisticated formulas and custom functions with the Formula Workshop
  • #LINK<>##LINK<>#Embed Flash files, including Xcelsius 2008 interactive dashboards
  • Create complex cross-tab reports with new derived rows and columns
  • Export reports into Word, Excel, Acrobat, and updated XML formats
  • Enhance Web interactivity with the new parameter panel and optional parameter fields
  • Work with SQL databases, OLAP cubes, and proprietary systems
  • Centralize design elements and auto-update reports using the repository
  • Schedule and distribute reports with the latest BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0
  • Embed reports in Web and Windows applications using Visual Studio 2008

Book News Annotation:

Peck, a noted web development consultant, has written this guide for the Crystal Reports 2008 software package, providing users with a detailed tutorial for creating, distributing and maintaining database reports that are both dynamic and visually appealing. Step-by-step instruction is used to explain the features of the CR package, such as Crystal Xcelsius dashboards and Formula Workshop, so that users will be able to embed Flash files and work with SQL databases and OLAP cubes. A section is also devoted to integrating Crystal Reports with Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

George Peck founded his own consulting and training firm, The Ablaze Group, in 1994 (AblazeGroup.com). He works as both a trainer and consultant exclusively with Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, and Crystal Reports Server/BusinessObjects Enterprise. George is the bestselling author of the previous editions of this book.

Table of Contents

Part I: Designing Reports

Chapter 1. Getting a Feel for Crystal Reports 2008

Chapter 2. Sorting and Grouping

Chapter 3. Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria

Chapter 4. Using Formulas

Chapter 5. Creating Custom Functions

Chapter 6. Making Your Reports Visually Appealing

Chapter 7. Using Sections and Areas

Chapter 8. Analyzing with Cross Tabs

Chapter 9. Creating Charts

Chapter 10. Creating Geographic Maps

Chapter 11. Integration with Crystal Xcelsius and Flash

Chapter 12. Using Subreports

Chapter 13. Interactive Reporting with Parameter Fields

Chapter 14. Exporting Reports to Different Formats

Chapter 15. Reporting from SQL Databases

Chapter 16. Reporting from Proprietary Data Types

Chapter 17. Reporting from OLAP Cubes

Chapter 18. Accommodating Database Changes and Field Mapping

Chapter 19. Creating Crystal Reports Applications with Visual Studio .NET

Part II: Crystal Reports Enterprise Reporting

Chapter 20. Crystal Reports Web Alternatives

Chapter 21. Using InfoView

Chapter 22. Administering Enterprise Reporting Systems

Appendix: Formula Language Reference

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071590983
Author:
Peck, George
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Business report writing
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Business Communication - General
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Business report writing -- Data processing.
Subject:
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Subject:
Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects, BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0, Xcelsius, 0072262656, 0071549447, 0072260904, 0071548084, 0072262397, 0072263199, 007148261X, 0071494243, 0071493700, 0071498516, 0071496165, 0072257849, 0072193263, 0072229519, 07645713
Subject:
Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects, BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0, Xcelsius, 0072262656, 0071549447, 0072260904, 0071548084, 0072262397, 0072263199, 007148261X, 0071494243, 0071493700, 0071498516, 0071496165, 0072257849, 0072193263, 0072229519, 07645713
Subject:
Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects, BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0, Xcelsius, 0072262656, 0071549447, 0072260904, 0071548084, 0072262397, 0072263199, 007148261X, 0071494243, 0071493700, 0071498516, 0071496165, 0072257849, 0072193263, 0072229519, 07645713
Subject:
Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects, BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0, Xcelsius, 0072262656, 0071549447, 0072260904, 0071548084, 0072262397, 0072263199, 007148261X, 0071494243, 0071493700, 0071498516, 0071496165, 0072257849, 0072193263, 0072229519, 07645713
Subject:
Computers Reference-Beginning and Reference
Copyright:
Series:
Osborne Complete Reference Series
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
965
Dimensions:
9.28x7.34x2.05 in. 3.56 lbs.

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