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

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Your Definitive Resource on Crystal Reports 9!

Covers upgraded GUI, custom functions, repository, Report Application Server, and more

Create eye-popping, presentation-quality reports and complex, interactive analysis documents both on and off the Web with help from this one-stop reference. Learn to use the latest version of this powerful reporting tool to develop and design reports, draw information from databases, make tables and charts, integrate with Visual Basic and Visual Studio .NET applications, and much more. This helpful resource provides comprehensive coverage of core basics for new Crystal Reports users, and plenty of review—as well as clarity on what's new—for those who have experience with previous versions. Get the information, advice, and tools you'll need to conquer the learning curve and produce winning reports and report-based applications.

  • Develop, design, and build business, corporate, and personal reports
  • Learn essentials such as mapping, formatting, grouping, design, and exporting
  • Share formula logic and report objects within your organization using the new repository and custom functions
  • Utilize templates, complex formulas, charts, report wizards, and more
  • Integrate Crystal Reports into Visual Studio .NET Windows and Web applications
  • Implement state-of-the-art Web reporting with the new Report Application Server
  • Customize Crystal Enterprise for efficient and speedy Web delivery
  • Integrate Crystal Reports with Visual Basic and Active Server Pages using Crystal Reports' Report Designer Component
  • Maximize report performance with your SQL database
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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
  • Sales rank: 1,261,133
  • 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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