Crystal Reports9 For Dummies

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Showing newcomers to Crystal Reports how to use this product to generate reports which look good and make sense from the data in databases, this manual covers the standard, professional, and developer's editions of Crystal Reports.

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Overview

Showing newcomers to Crystal Reports how to use this product to generate reports which look good and make sense from the data in databases, this manual covers the standard, professional, and developer's editions of Crystal Reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764516412
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/12/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen G. Taylor is a database consultant with more than 30 years of computer industry experience. His many books include Database Design For Dummies and SQL Weekend Crash Course.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Reporting Basics.

Chapter 1: Transforming Raw Data into Meaningful Information.

Chapter 2: Build a 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.

Chapter 9: Crystal Repository.

Part III: Advanced Report Types and Features.

Chapter 10: Displaying Your Favorite Hit Parade with Group Sort.

Chapter 11: Making Correlations with Cross-Tab Reports.

Chapter 12: Adding Formulas to Reports.

Chapter 13: Creating Reports within a Report.

Chapter 14: Combining Report Elements with OLE.

Chapter 15: Creating and Updating OLAP Reports.

Chapter 16: Enhancing Reports with Charts.

Chapter 17: Adding Geographic Detail with Maps.

Part IV: Publishing Your Reports.

Chapter 18: Getting Your Reports to Your Audience.

Chapter 19: Displaying Reports Online.

Part V: Programming with Crystal Reports.

Chapter 20: SQL Commands.

Chapter 21: Programming with Crystal Reports .NET.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Do Before You Create a Report.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Give Your Reports More Pizzazz.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    Not for the faint of heart

    Do not take this as a harsh condemnation but this book simply did not provide the same level of information I am accustomed to with the 'dummy' series. There are some useful nuggets hidden within the pages and it provides a decent intro but I was left a bit unfulfilled at the end with many unanswered questions on the basics of the product.

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