Synopses & Reviews
The goal of Enterprise Reports Using VB6 and VB.NET is to discuss report writing from a developer's perspective. Carl Ganz and Jon Kilburn cover the programming of reports using such tools as VS-View and Preview and ActiveReports, as well as the programmatic interface offered by Crystal Reports, and even delivery of reports to hand-held wireless devices. In addition, Ganz and Kilburn cover how to design reports and discuss what items to consider when creating a specification document. Later in the book, they move on to a discussion of the SQL and ADO/ADO.NET issues developers need to understand to extract the data required for their reports. The authors then discuss the creation of effective and easy-to-maintain criteria screens.Ganz and Kilburn also examine the role played by the Microsoft Office XP suite. Often reports will be exported to both Excel and Word, as well as transmitted throughout the Enterprise by Outlook - these technologies are covered in depth. Since both Lotus Notes and Adobe Acrobat also play an important role in the creation and dissemination of reports, their use is examined. The authors cover how to deliver reports over the Internet using both ASP and ASP.NET. Finally, they conclude by examining the new Palm and Windows CE technologies for Pocket PCs and remote wireless connections.
The goal of "Enterprise Reports Using VB6 and VB .NET" is to discuss report writing from a developer's perspective. Ganz and Kilburn cover the programming of reports using such tools as VS-View and Preview and ActiveReports, as well as the programmatic interface offered by Crystal Reports.
Although reports are frequently overlooked in applications until the end of the development process, they often represent the key selling points to management, as a software application's primary value lies in its output.
Real World Enterprise Reports Using VB6 and VB .NET discusses report writing from a developer's perspective. Author Carl Ganz, Jr. , covers programming reports using such tools as VSView, Preview, and ActiveReports. The programmatic interface offered by Crystal Reports and the delivery of reports to handheld wireless devices are also examined. What you?ll learn Who this book is for
If you have ever had to build reports into an application, are currently in the process of selecting a reporting tool, have discovered limitations to the reporting tool you're using, or just want to make sure that your application is positioned for scalability to other delivery technologies, this book is for you.
Table of Contents
Reporting in a Nutshell.- SQL and ADO.- Creating Criteria Screens.- Crystal Reports 9.- VS-View/Preview.- ActiveReports for VB6 and .NET.- Microsoft Office XP.- Crosstab Reports and OLAP.- Reports on the Web.- Reporing for Palm Users.- Reporting from the Pocket PC1.- Appendix: The .NET Compact Framework.- Index