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Crystal Reports 10 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Allen G. Taylor
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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:
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.
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 youre keeping if you cant 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, whats happening in your business.
The Dummies Way
Discover how to:
* 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
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.
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