Crystal Reports XI is a powerful software tool for turning raw data into corporate decision-making information. End-users and developers alike use Crystal Reports to extract and format information, and with over 9 million licenses shipped Crystal Reports is one of the most popular packages for corporate reporting. Crystal Reports XI for Developers provides a solid introduction for any report or application developer just getting started with Crystal Reports. Using this practical guide, they will learn to create presentation-quality reports from a variety of data sources, and how to add the advanced features developers need to analyze report data. Developers will learn to create simple and complex reports with the formatting and organization techniques presented in the book, and how to add filtering and summaries to crunch millions of rows of data into a concise and meaningful format. They will also learn to create their own formulas and SQL Expressions, as well as how to use advanced Crystal Reports features such as subreports, cross-tabs, charts, dynamic parameters, and more. Going beyond the sample reports that ship with the product, Crystal Reports XI for Developers is filled with step-by-step essentials and real-world examples, showing readers how to take full advantage of Crystal Reports key features so they can create information-rich, quality reports from their own data and integrate them into their own applications.
David McAmis (Sydney, Australia) is an IT consultant and the author of over a dozen technical books, including Professional Crystal Reports in Visual Studio.NET and Crystal Reports: A Beginner’s Guide. He is a Crystal Reports Certified Professional (CRCP) and a Business Objects Enterprise Certified Professional (BECP) and trainer; he is a partner in Avantis, a Business Objects Partner. His work has also appeared in various computer magazines and trade journals and he is the editor of Crystal Developers Journal (www.crystaldevelopersjournal.com).
1 An Introduction to Crystal Reports. 2 Getting Started. 3 Report Formatting and Organization. 4 Analyzing Report Data. 5 Expressions, Formulas, and Functions. 6 Building Complex Reports. 7 Adding Visual Elements. 8 Report Integration Overview. 9 Integrating Reports into Windows Applications. 10 Integrating Reports into Web Applications. 11 Integrating Reports into Java Applications. 12 Extending Reporting Applications. Appendix A: Working with the Repository. Appendix B: About the CD-ROM. Index.