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Crystal Reports XI Official Guide

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Description

  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9-1/8
  • Pages: 960
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6867-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6867-4

The authorized guide to the latest edition of the #1 business intelligence software product - Crystal Reports. More than 16 million licenses of Crystal Reports have been shipped to date.  This book is a reference designed to provide hands-on guidance for the latest release of the product suite. The latest version of Crystal Reports and the Business Objects enterprise reporting suite delivers vast product enhancements and a tighter integration that will drive upgrades from licensees. Brand new features (e.g. Dynamic and Cascading Parameter Generation) will also appeal to new audiences. Over 1 million new Business Intelligence licensees will be migrating to the Crystal Enterprise Reporting platform, as this is the first release of the software with the existing Business Objects (BO) products being integrated into the Crystal infrastructure. As Business Objects insiders, the authors bring unique and valuable real-world perspectives on implementations and uses of the Crystal Reports product. The book also includes content, tutorials and samples for reporting within the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and J2EE development environments and also on top of the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and the Peoplesoft platform. Advanced content on report distribution and integration into the secured managed reporting solution known as Business Objects Enterprise XI, is also now included in this definitive user guide with coverage on the new Web Services SDK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Creating and Designing Basic Reports

2 Selecting and Grouping Data

3 Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data

4 Understanding and Implementing Formulas

5 Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

6 Fundamentals of Report Formatting

7 Working with Report Sections

8 Visualizing Your Data withCharts and Maps

9 Custom Formatting Techniques

10 Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

11 Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting

12 Using Subreports for Advanced Reports

13 Using Formulas and Custom Functions

14 Designing Effective Report Templates

15 Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports

16 Formatting Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data

17 Introduction to the BusinessObjects XI Repository

18 Using a Semantic Layer—Business Views and Universes

19 Creating OLAP Intelligence Reports

20 Introduction to Web Intelligence

21 Using Reports Explorer for Ad Hoc Web Reporting and

Microsoft Integration

22 Introduction to Crystal Reports Server

23 Introduction to BusinessObjects Enterprise

24 Using InfoView

25 BusinessObjects Enterprise Architecture

26 Planning Considerations When Deploying BusinessObjects Enterprise

27 Administering and Configuring BusinessObjects Enterprise

28 Java Reporting Components

29 Crystal Reports .NET Components

30 Using the BusinessObjects Enterprise APIs

31 Using the Web Components

32 Using the Web Service’s SDK

33 BusinessObjects Enterprise—Customizing the Crystal Reports Viewers

34 Crystal Report Modification and Creation APIs

35 COM Reporting Components

36 Deploying BusinessObjects Enterprise in a Complex

Network Environment

A Using SQL Queries in Crystal Reports

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