Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference Series

Crystal Reports 8: The Complete Reference
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Errors and Omissions
Page 201 - Drill Down.RPT report file
The last sentence of the boxed text indicates you can download the Drill Down.RPT file from this web site. This file, however, is actually located on the CD accompanying the book. You'll find the Drill Down.RPT file in the Sample Reports folder on the CD.

Page 292-293 - Making An On Demand Subreport Look Like A Button Or Graphic
The technique to suppress the subreport and move the graphic to back will work fine when you preview the report in Crystal Reports or view the report in Seagate Info's Info Analyzer. However, if you wish to view the report on the web with a Report Viewer, or use Seagate Info's Info Viewer, this technique may not work. The Report Viewer and Info Viewer tools don't appear to work the same way as Crystal Reports when objects are placed on top of one another.

Page 319 - Parameter Field Masking Characters table
The less than (<) and greater than (>) edit mask characters to convert parameter field values to uppercase and lowercase are transposed. The > character will convert subsequent letters to uppercase and the < character will convert subsequent letters to lowercase.

Page 724 - Web Server Support
The last sentence of the first paragraph on the page indicates that the Crystal Reports Web Component Server will work with Microsoft's Personal Web Server on Windows 9x systems. While previous versions of Crystal Web Server components would work with Windows 9x, the Crystal Reports 8 Web Component Server will only work with Windows NT web servers. Windows 9x web servers are no longer supported.

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