Mastering Crystal Reports 9 covers basic reporting skills, but its main purpose is to give you the complete coverage other books don’t offer. You’ll not only thoroughly learn the powerful features of Crystal Reports 9, but also how to develop custom applications to meet the specific needs of your organization. With Crystal Reports 9 this is more important than ever, because it provides unprecedented ways to extend its analytical and reporting capabilities and make crucial information available throughout the enterprise.
- Building a report using all core report design elements
- Sorting, grouping, and charting data
- Connecting to various data source types
- Working with multiple tables in a report
- Creating custom functions
- Adding custom functions, graphics, and SQL commands to the Crystal Repository
- Understanding the multi-pass processing model
- Creating and using reusable report templates
- Retrieving data using SQL queries
- Understanding object-oriented programming concepts as they relate to Crystal Reports
- Deploying reports to the desktop, corporate intranet, or Web
- Deploying a report as a web service and with ASP
- Creating Windows Crystal Reports applications using Visual Basic or the .NET platform
- Using Report Application Server for web-based reporting and analysis
About the Authors
Cate McCoy is a seasoned consultant, writer, and trainer based in the New York City area. She is the author of multiple books and courseware on a variety of software topics. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Information Systems.
Gord Maric is a consultant and has been working in the computer industry for 20 years, where he specialized in application development, Crystal Reports databases, and XML. Gord has written hands-on courseware teaching Crystal Reports.