Crystal Reports(R) 9: The Complete Reference / Edition 1

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Create winning presentations and reports using the most powerful data analysis tool and this comprehensive guide. This book explains how to use the software to analyze and format data, generate reports, perform advanced interactive reporting from the Web, and much more, making it the ultimate one-stop Crystal Reports resource. This edition covers all the major software updates and continues to be the definitive resource for users seeking to build winning presentations and reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072225198
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/19/2002
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 2.14 (d)

Meet the Author

George Peck is a software trainer, consultant, and developer with more than 20 years in the computer industry. Peck is certified by Crystal Decisions as both a trainer and consultant for Crystal Reports 8.5, Crystal Enterprise, and Seagate Info. He is a recipient of the Crystal Decisions Training Partner of the Year award.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting the Feel of Crystal Reports 9 3
2 Enhancing Appearance with Text Objects 33
3 Sorting and Grouping 43
4 Creating Geographic Maps 79
5 Using Formulas 97
6 Creating Custom Functions 175
7 The Repository 191
8 Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria 209
9 Making Your Reports Visually Appealing 225
10 Using Sections and Areas 257
11 Analyzing with Cross-Tabs 289
12 Creating Charts 321
13 Using Subreports 359
14 Viewer Interaction with Parameter Fields 385
15 Exporting Reports 419
16 Reporting from SQL Databases 435
17 Accommodating Database Changes and Field Mapping 489
18 Reporting from OLAP Cubes 501
19 Reporting from Proprietary Data Types 527
20 Crystal Reports Web Alternatives 553
21 Crystal Reports and Microsoft Active Server Pages 575
22 Introduction to Crystal Enterprise 613
23 Using the Crystal Launchpad and ePortfolio 635
24 Customizing Crystal Enterprise ePortfolio 693
25 Integrating Crystal Reports 9 with Visual Basic 717
26 Crystal Reports with Visual Studio .NET 799
A Installing and Configuring Crystal Reports Components 821
Index 829
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