Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference Series

Crystal Reports 10: The Complete Reference
Sample Chapters

The following chapters are in PDF format.

Chapter 7
The Repository

Chapter 21
Crystal Reports Web Alternatives

Chapter 28
Crystal Reports with Visual Studio .NET

Appendix A
Formula Language Reference

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The Most Definitive Resource on Crystal Reports 10 Available!

Create visually appealing reports and publish them on the Web with Crystal Reports 10 and help from this comprehensive resource. Whether you’re a beginner or a power user looking for answers to a quick question, many examples and tips, along with clear discussions of the new and improved features, make this a must-have workplace companion. You’ll learn to produce compelling, professional-looking reports that communicate content effectively using such helpful features as charts, complex formulas using custom functions, sorting and grouping, the updated repository, new Business Views, and more. Then, discover how to integrate your reports with Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET, and Java. And, discover how to schedule and view your reports on the Web with Crystal Enterprise 10.
  • Design and develop page-published quality reports
  • Use formulas—from simple math computations to full Basic-like formulas using Case statements, variables, and other advanced programming techniques—to customize your report data
  • Store report objects in the updated repository for organization-wide sharing
  • Simplify complex database structures with new version 10 Business Views
  • Fulfill sophisticated reporting requirements with subreports
  • Create interactive reports using parameter fields, drill-down, hyperlinks, and managed navigation
  • Schedule and view reports on the Web with updated Crystal Enterprise 10
  • Export a report to common file formats like Microsoft Word or Excel, Acrobat PDF, HTML, XML, or various text formats
  • Develop custom Web and Windows applications to integrate reports using Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET, or Java
  • Create reports based on unique data sources, such as OLAP databases, Microsoft Outlook folders, Web server logs, and XML data.

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