Crystal Reports 8 For Dummies

Overview

Create presentation-quality reports that make a point and make decisions easier. This friendly guide shows you how to design database reports that tell a clear, compelling story -- from simple one-table displays to integrated presentations with all the bells and whistles. Whether your firm uses Access or dBASE, Oracle or Sybase, this book is just what you need to get more done with your data.
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Overview

Create presentation-quality reports that make a point and make decisions easier. This friendly guide shows you how to design database reports that tell a clear, compelling story -- from simple one-table displays to integrated presentations with all the bells and whistles. Whether your firm uses Access or dBASE, Oracle or Sybase, this book is just what you need to get more done with your data.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764506420
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas J. Wolf, the author of more than 32 computer books, is the president of Wolf's Byte Productions, which produces training videos and CD-ROMs on various software products.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: What You Need to Know to Survive.

Chapter 1: Setting the Table.

Chapter 2: Creating a Simple Report.

Chapter 3: Crystal Reports: Basic Skills.

PART II: Manipulating Records.

Chapter 4: Selecting Records.

Chapter 5: Sorting and Grouping Records.

PART III: Formatting and Formulas for Success.

Chapter 6: Charting and Mapping Data.

Chapter 7: Using the Crystal Formula Language.

Chapter 8: Using Conditional Formatting.

Chapter 9: Creating a Subreport.

PART IV: Putting On Some Finishing Touches.

Chapter 10: Formatting Sections of a Report.

Chapter 11: Creating Presentation-Quality Reports.

PART V: Creating Specific Types of Reports.

Chapter 12: Creating a Cross-Tab Report.

Chapter 13: Creating a Summary Report.

Chapter 14: Linking to Other Databases.

PART VI: Disseminating Reports without a Hitch.

Chapter 15: Distributing Reports.

Chapter 16: Setting Your Options.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten or So Questions to Ask Before You Create a Report.

Chapter 18: Ten (Okay, Eleven) Tricks to Enhance Reports.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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