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Crystal Reports 9: The Complete Referenceby George Peck
Synopses & Reviews
Your Definitive Resource on Crystal Reports 9!
Covers upgraded GUI, custom functions, repository, Report Application Server, and more
Create eye-popping, presentation-quality reports and complex, interactive analysis documents both on and off the Web with help from this one-stop reference. Learn to use the latest version of this powerful reporting tool to develop and design reports, draw information from databases, make tables and charts, integrate with Visual Basic and Visual Studio .NET applications, and much more. This helpful resource provides comprehensive coverage of core basics for new Crystal Reports users, and plenty of review--as well as clarity on what's new--for those who have experience with previous versions. Get the information, advice, and tools you'll need to conquer the learning curve and produce winning reports and report-based applications.
Book News Annotation:
Both a guide and a reference, this book describes the report design techniques available in the latest version of Crystal Reports, and how these techniques can be integrated with a web applications and Visual Studio.NET. Instructions are provided for creating complex reports containing multiple sections, complex formulas with variables, subreports, charts and maps. Some of the features new to version 9 that are covered are the repository, custom functions, SQL commands, and report templates.
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This complete reference covers all the major software updates. It also shows the reader how to maximise reports and presentations through coverage on formulas, database connectivity, charts and report wizards.
Create winning presentations and reports using the most powerful data analysis tool and this comprehensive guide. This book explains how to use the software to analyze and format data, generate reports, perform advanced interactive reporting from the Web, and much more, making it the ultimate one-stop Crystal Reports resource.
About the Author
George Peck is a software trainer, consultant, and developer with more than 20 years in the computer industry. Peck is certified by Crystal Decisions as both a trainer and consultant for Crystal Reports 8.5, Crystal Enterprise, and Seagate Info. He is a recipient of the Crystal Decisions Training Partner of the Year award.
Table of Contents
Part I: Crystal Reports 9 Introduced
2: Enhancing Appearance with Text Objects
4: Creating Geographic Maps
6: Creating Custom Functions
8: Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria
10: Using Sections and Areas
12: Creating Charts
14: Viewer Interaction with Parameter Fields
16: Reporting from SQL Databases
18: Reporting from OLAP Cubes
Part II: Crystal Reports 9 on the Web
21: Crystal Reports and Microsoft Active Server Pages
23: Using the Crystal Launchpad and ePortfolio
Part III: Developing Custom Window Applications
26: Crystal Reports with Visual Studio .NET