Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference by George Peck

By George Peck

Your One-Stop advisor to company Reporting with Crystal experiences 2008

Transform disconnected company info into compelling, interactive company intelligence utilizing the entire strong instruments to be had in Crystal studies 2008. via special factors, real-world examples, and specialist suggestion, this finished consultant indicates you the way to create, retain, and distribute dynamic, visually beautiful company database reports.

Crystal studies 2008: the whole Reference explains easy methods to choose and assemble pertinent enterprise info, arrange it into workable teams, and gather it into straightforward enterprise experiences. you'll how one can increase document interactivity with type controls and the parameter panel; clear up complicated reporting issues of cross-tabs and subreports; combine Crystal Xcelsius dashboards; lessen improvement time; and put up your effects to net and home windows applications.

  • Integrate photographs, multimedia documents, graphs, and charts
  • Allow user-controlled document sorting with new variety controls
  • Develop refined formulation and customized services with the formulation Workshop
  • Embed Flash documents, together with Xcelsius 2008 interactive dashboards
  • Create complicated cross-tab studies with new derived rows and columns
  • Export reviews into observe, Excel, Acrobat, and up-to-date XML formats
  • Enhance net interactivity with the hot parameter panel and non-compulsory parameter fields
  • Work with SQL databases, OLAP cubes, and proprietary systems
  • Centralize layout components and auto-update reviews utilizing the repository
  • Schedule and distribute experiences with the most recent BusinessObjects company XI 3.0
  • Embed studies in net and home windows purposes utilizing visible Studio 2008

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Enhanced Barcode Support A third-party barcode font, additional formula language functions (provided by a User Function Library), and Convert To Barcode menu options, provide enhanced barcode support in Crystal Reports 2008. This feature is discussed in Chapter 6. • New Formula Language Functions The formula language has been enhanced to provide complete control for customized cross-tab rows, columns, and summarized fields. These new GridValue functions appear when editing or formatting appropriate cross-tab objects.

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