Crystal Reports 10 The Complete Reference

ISBN-10: 0072231661

ISBN-13: 9780072231663

Edition: 2004

Authors: George K. Peck

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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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List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 7/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.10" long x 1.83" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

George Peck is a Certified Tableau trainer. His company, The Ablaze Group, is a Tableau Reseller and Training Partner. George is the bestselling author of several BI books, including multiple editions of Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference.

Designing Reports
Getting the Feel of Crystal Reports 10
Introducing Crystal Reports 10
Using the Report Wizards
Using the Blank Report Option
The Report Explorer
Enhancing Appearance with Text Objects
The Field Heading Text Object
Combining Database Fields
Combining Special Fields
Formatting Individual Parts of Text Objects
Importing Text from a File
Sorting and Grouping
Sorting Your Report
Grouping Records
Creating Geographic Maps
Different Map Types
Adding a Map
Drilling Down on Maps
Changing the Map View
Using Formulas
The Formula Workshop
The Formula Expert
The Formula Editor
Number Formulas
String Formulas
Date/Time Formulas
If-Then-Else Formulas
Other Crystal Reports Logic Constructs
Boolean Formulas
Variables in Formulas and Evaluation Times
User Function Libraries
Running Total Fields
Creating Custom Functions
Custom Functions Defined
Creating Your Own Custom Functions
Sharing Custom Functions with Other Users
Using Custom Functions in Your Formulas
The Repository
The Repository Defined
Adding To/Updating the Repository
Adding Repository Items to Reports
Changing Repository Items on Your Report
Controlling Repository Rights
Migrating a Version 9 Repository to Version 10
Analyzing with Advanced Selection Criteria
The Select Expert
Manipulating the Record Selection Formula Directly
Limiting Data with a Group Selection Formula
Performance Considerations with Record Selection
Making Your Reports Visually Appealing
General Formatting
The Highlighting Expert
Conditional Formatting Formulas
Special Fonts, Graphics, and Line Drawing
Text and Paragraph Formatting
The Crystal Reports 10 Format Painter
Report Alerts
Crystal Reports Templates
Using Sections and Areas
Formatting Sections with the Section Expert
Creating Summary and Drill-Down Reports
Multiple-Column Reports for Labels and Listings
Using Multiple Sections
Conditionally Suppressing Sections
Underlaying Sections
Analyzing with Cross-Tabs
Creating a Cross-Tab Object
Multiple Rows, Columns, and Summarized Fields
Customizing Cross-Tab Appearance
Creating Charts
Types and Layouts of Charts
Creating Charts with the Chart Expert
Drilling Down on Charts
Finer Points of Chart Formatting
Using Subreports
Unlinked Subreports
Linked Subreports
Subreport Formatting with the Format Editor
On-Demand Versus In-Place Subreports
Passing Data Between Main Reports and Subreports
Performance Considerations
Viewer Interaction with Parameter Fields
Creating a Parameter Field
Using Parameter Fields in Record Selection
Displaying Parameter Fields on the Report
Special Parameter Field Features
Conditional Formatting with Parameter Fields
Using Parameter Fields with Formulas
Exporting Reports
Exporting Reports to Office Applications
Sending Reports Electronically
Reporting from SQL Databases
Logging On to SQL Databases
Linking Tables
Viewing the SQL Query
Crystal Reports SQL Commands
Using SQL Stored Procedures
Using SQL Expression Fields
Grouping on the Database Server
Performance Considerations
Creating and Using Business Views
Business Views Overview
Creating Business Views
Using Business Views with Crystal Reports
Accommodating Database Changes and Field Mapping
Recognizing Database Changes
Mapping Old Fields to New Names
Reporting from OLAP Cubes
What Is OLAP?
Crystal Reports OLAP Capabilities
Using the OLAP Report Creation Wizard
Adding an OLAP Grid to an Existing Report
Changing the OLAP Database Location
Controlling OLAP Grid Appearance
Interacting with the OLAP Grid
Reporting from Proprietary Data Types
Reporting from Microsoft Outlook
Reporting from the File System Data
Reporting from the Windows 2000/XP Event Log
Reporting from Web Server Logs
Crystal Reporting with XML
Crystal Reports Custom Data Sources
Crystal Reports 10 on the Web
Crystal Reports Web Alternatives
Crystal Reports Web Alternatives Compared
Exporting to Static HTML
Navigating and Viewing Report Parts
Crystal Reports with ASP and ASP.NET
The Report Designer Component and Active Server Pages
RDC Report Viewers
Web Integration with CE Embedded Edition
Web Integration with Visual Studio .NET and ASP.NET
Crystal Reports with Java
The Java Viewer
Pieces to the Puzzle
Things You Can Do with the Java Viewer
Let's Get Started
The Java Viewer JSP Application
Exporting Reports
Report Part Viewer
Interactive Viewer
Grid Viewer
Common Viewer Properties
Crystal Enterprise Report Source
Report Application Server (RAS) Report Source
Best Practices
Introduction to Crystal Enterprise
Crystal Enterprise Defined
Crystal Enterprise Architecture
Using the Crystal Launchpad and Web Desktop
Navigating the Crystal Enterprise Launchpad
Connecting to the Web Desktop
Folders, Objects, and Instances
Controlling, Printing, and Exporting Reports
Scheduling Objects
Organizing the Web Desktop
Administering Crystal Enterprise
Crystal Enterprise Architecture
Managing Users and Groups
Integrating CE with Existing Security Environments
Controlling Access Using Rights
Creating Folders and Adding Objects
Defining Output Destinations
Creating Calendars
Using Events
Enabling Auditing
Configuring Success/Failure/Alert Notification
Other General Administrative Tasks
Managing Servers
Developing Custom Window Applications
Integrating Crystal Reports with Visual Basic
Development-Language Options
Different VB Reporting Options
The Report Designer Component
RDC Object Model Architecture
Adding the RDC to Your Project
The RDC Object Model
An Introduction to the RDC Object Model
Providing Database Login Credentials
Controlling Record Selection
Setting Formulas
Changing Text Objects at Run Time
Passing Parameter-Field Values
Manipulating Report Groups
Conditional Formatting and Formatting Sections
Choosing Output Destinations
Changing the Data Source at Run Time
Customizing the Report Viewer
Error Handling
Other RDC Properties and Methods
Creating New Reports at Run Time
Distributing RDC Applications
Crystal Reports with Visual Studio .NET
Crystal/VS.NET Bundle Options
Windows Forms Viewer
Integrated Report Designer
VS.NET Report Customization Object Models
Using Crystal Reports Web Services
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