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Overview

Become more productive right off the bat using the hands-on directions and targeted information in this innovative how-to reference. Loaded with to-the-point techniques, this complete resource provides correct answers to common questions as quickly as you can turn its pages. Make reports more visually appealing. Draw information from databases and customize charts. And, get a complete look at Crystal Reports formulas with the Formula Language Reference. This thorough book explains why—as well as how—techniques work so that you can adapt concepts to your specific needs.

  • Produce visually appealing reports quickly and effectively
  • Enhance reports with sophisticated formulas
  • Maximize SQL database performance and speed
  • Get quick help with formatting, databases, formulas, charts, subreports, and more
  • Present data with colorful charts and graphs
  • Learn all about formulas with the Formula Language Reference
  • Format reports for impressive business presentation
  • Customize reports with user-supplied parameter fields
  • Apply techniques to all versions of Crystal Reports, including 9
  • Outperform even your highest expectations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072229516
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/16/2003
  • Series: In-Depth Programming and Web Development Ser.
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 397,839
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

George Peck (Evergreen, CO) is a seasoned consultant and trainer, specializing in Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, and their integration into custom Windows and web products. He has authored four best-selling editions of Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Report Formatting and Appearance 1
Ch. 2 Database Interaction 15
Ch. 3 Formulas 31
Ch. 4 Charts and Graphs 57
Ch. 5 Record Selection 79
Ch. 6 Web Reporting 93
Ch. 7 Parameter Fields 111
Ch. 8 Sorting and Grouping 135
Ch. 9 Subreports 157
Ch. 10 Cross-Tabs 181
App.: Formula Reference 203
Index 379
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2004

    Crystal Reports, Professional Results

    Very good book, explains how to create reports well, how to use the repository and many other features. It is lacking in formula usage. Could use more examples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Crystal Reports, Professional Results

    This is a great book and shows alot of the formula formats. This book could show more explanation about the formulas using scenarios.

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