Book: Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Publisher: For Dummies
A report is only useful if those who receive it understand what it means. Knowing how to use Crystal Reports gives you the edge in producing reports from your database that really are crystal clear.
Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies is a quick and easy guide to get you going with the latest version of this bestselling report-writing software. In fact, it’s so popular that previous editions have made it a bestseller too. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies gives you just what you should know to produce the reports you’ll need most often, including how to:
Pull specific information from your database, sort and group it, and find the details you need
Use dynamic or cascading prompts
Troubleshoot and print reports and save time with templates
View reports on your LAN
Write formulas to retrieve specific information
Create and update OLAP reports
Format reports, control page breaks, and even add graphics or Flash files
Enhance your reports with charts and maps
Use Crystal Reports in the enterprise
There’s also a companion Web site with sample reports from the book and links to sites with more related information. With Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by your side, you’ll soon be able to create reports from simple to spectacular, whenever the need arises.
About the Author
Allen G. Taylor teaches database development as well as electrical engineering, and also operates a Web development company. He is a national database management speaker and consultant.