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Crystal Reports XI (Complete Reference)

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ISBN13: 9780072262469
ISBN10: 007226246x
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  • Design, manage, and deliver enterprise database reports
  • Publish dynamic reports on the Web using Crystal Reports Server
  • Integrate with Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CRYSTAL REPORTS XI

Create and publish visually effective, high-fidelity reports with help from this one-stop resource. Now you can produce and share professional-quality documents by maximizing the many useful features of Crystal Reports XI, including dynamic and cascading prompts, custom functions, cross-tab objects, the repository, enhanced Business Views, and much more. You can even create reports based on Microsoft Exchange Server, ACT! contact manager, Microsoft Outlook, or Web server activity logs. This must-have desktop companion to the most popular enterprise reporting tool on the market will help you access data, format it, and deliver it as dynamic business information.

  • Design and publish high-quality reports that effectively communicate content
  • Share formulas with other report users by taking advantage of reusable custom functions
  • Store report objects in the repository for company-wide accessibility
  • Build reports based on a variety of unique sources including XML data, Windows Server and XP event logs, and Microsoft Exchange databases
  • Simplify complex database structures using Business Views
  • Export reports in different file formats for use with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Acrobat Reader, and HTML
  • Use simple and complex formulas including case statements, variables, and other advanced formula techniques
  • Publish and schedule reports on the Web with the new Crystal Reports Server
  • Integrate reports into custom Web and Windows applications using Visual Basic and Visual Studio .NET.

Synopsis:

This best-seller has been fully updated for Crystal Reports XI (extreme insight) — the first jointly developed release of this leading report writing and analysis software since the acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects. Readers will learn to create visually appealing reports that communicate content effectively using helpful features such as charts, complex formulas, custom functions, sorting and grouping, Business Views, and more. Publishing and viewing reports on the Web is also explained in detail. NEW coverage includes: All the new user interface elements; New Dynamic/Cascading Parameter Fields; and, Using Crystal Reports with Business Objects Enterprise XI.

About the Author

George Peck (Redondo Beach, CA) is a software trainer, consultant and developer with more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry. After more than 10 years as an internal consultant and trainer in a large corporation, George founded his own consulting and training firm, The ABLAZE Group, in 1994. He started with a large Visual Basic/Crystal Reports project for a major West Coast bank, and since then he has trained, consulted, and developed custom software for large and small clients throughout the United States and Canada. George is certified by Seagate Software as both a trainer and consultant. Seagate awarded him Training Partner of the Year for 1998-1999.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION Part I - Designing Reports Chapter 1: Getting the Feel of Crystal Reports XI Chapter 2: Adding Text to Reports Chapter 3: Sorting and Grouping Chapter 4: Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria Chapter 5: Using Formulas Chapter 6: Creating Custom Functions Chapter 7: Making Your Reports Visually Appealing Chapter 8: Using Sections and Areas Chapter 9: Analyzing with Cross-Tabs Chapter 10: Creating Charts Chapter 11: Creating Geographic Maps 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: Creating and Using Business Views Chapter 17: Sharing Report Items with the Repository Chapter 18: Accommodating Database Changes and Field Mapping Chapter 19: Reporting from OLAP Cubes Chapter 20: Reporting from Proprietary Data Types Part II: Crystal Reports XI on the Web Chapter 21: Crystal Reports Web Alternatives Chapter 22: Introduction to Crystal Reports Server Chapter 23: Using Info View Chapter 24: Administering Crystal Reports Server Part III: Custom Web and Windows Reporting Applications Chapter 25: Custom Web and Windows Reporting Applications Chapter 26: Crystal Reports with Visual Studio.NET APPENDIX: FORMULA LANGUAGE REFERENCE INDEX

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The Name of the book definetely attracts the reader and when he comes to read, he may think to bye it
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Best book that covers each n every aspect of crystal reports XI.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780072262469
Subtitle:
The Complete Reference
Author:
Peck, George
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Business report writing
Subject:
Business Software - General
Subject:
Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects, Business Intelligence, BI, 0072262656, 0071549447, 0072260904, 0071548084, 0072262397, 0072263199, 007148261X, 0071494243, 0071493700, 0071498516, 0071496165, 0072257849, 0072193263, 0072229519, 0764571370, 0974953601
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Osborne Complete Reference Series
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1002
Dimensions:
9.16x7.40x2.03 in. 3.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This best-seller has been fully updated for Crystal Reports XI (extreme insight) — the first jointly developed release of this leading report writing and analysis software since the acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects. Readers will learn to create visually appealing reports that communicate content effectively using helpful features such as charts, complex formulas, custom functions, sorting and grouping, Business Views, and more. Publishing and viewing reports on the Web is also explained in detail. NEW coverage includes: All the new user interface elements; New Dynamic/Cascading Parameter Fields; and, Using Crystal Reports with Business Objects Enterprise XI.
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