Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Your One-Stop Guide to Enterprise Reporting with Crystal Reports 2008Transform disconnected corporate data into compelling, interactive business intelligence using all of the powerful tools available in Crystal Reports 2008. Through detailed explanations, real-world examples, and expert advice, this comprehensive guide shows you how to create, maintain, and distribute dynamic, visually appealing enterprise database reports.Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference explains how to select and gather pertinent business data, organize it into manageable groups, and assemble it into user-friendly business reports. You will learn how to improve report interactivity with sort controls and the parameter panel; solve complex reporting problems with cross-tabs and subreports; integrate Crystal Xcelsius dashboards; reduce development time; and publish your results to Web and Windows applications. Integrate pictures, multimedia files, graphs, and charts Allow user-controlled report sorting with new sort controls Develop sophisticated formulas and custom functions with the Formula Workshop Embed Flash files, including Xcelsius 2008 interactive dashboards Create complex cross-tab reports with new derived rows and columns Export reports into Word, Excel, Acrobat, and updated XML formats Enhance Web interactivity with the new parameter panel and optional parameter fields Work with SQL databases, OLAP cubes, and proprietary systems Centralize design elements and auto-update reports using the repository Schedule and distribute reports with the latest BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0 Embed reports in Web and Windows applications using Visual Studio 2008

Author Biography

George Peck founded his own consulting and training firm, The Ablaze Group, in 1994 (AblazeGroup.com). He works as both a trainer and consultant exclusively with Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, and Crystal Reports Server/BusinessObjects Enterprise. George is the bestselling author of the previous editions of this book.

Table of Contents

Designing Reports
Getting the Feel of Crystal Reports
Sorting and Grouping
Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria
Using Formulas
Creating Custom Functions
Making Your Reports Visually Appealing (including text)
Using Sections and Areas
Analyzing with Cross Tabs
Creating Charts
Creating Geographic Maps
Integration with Crystal Xcelsius and Flash
Using Subreports
Interactive Reporting with Parameter Fields
Exporting Reports to Different Formats
Reporting from SQL Databases
Reporting from Proprietary Data Types (including Universes and Business Views)
Reporting from OLAP Cubes
Sharing Items with the Repository
Creating Crystal Reports Applications with Visual Studio .NET
Crystal Reports Enterprise Reporting
Introduction to Enterprise Reporting
Using InfoView
Administering Enterprise Reporting Systems
Developing Custom Web and Windows Applications
Formula Language
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