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Advanced Crystal Analysis Report Design

Introduction

Crystal Analysis provides even more power and greater flexibility for report designers than the powerful Worksheet and Charting functionality introduced in the last chapter. Several additional Analytic Objects are available for use in report design and the Crystal Analysis Designer provides advanced parameter capabilities that facilitate end-user interactivity with the underlying report. These parameters enable end users to specify a number of different parameters within a report, including but not limited to the actual underlying cube, the member-sets, and the dimension members.

Other advanced capabilities provided within Crystal Analysis include Crystal Analysis Actions and Data Analysis. Actions provide a flexible and powerful method of extending the reach of Crystal Analysis applications outside of the existing report. Data Analysis provides some out-of-the-box statistical functions to enable rapid report design and end-user analysisthese include Trend Line, Regression Analysis, and Moving Average calculations in addition to Best Fitting Curve and Summary Statistics functions.

This chapter covers the following advanced Crystal Analysis capabilities:

  • Crystal Analysis Advanced Designer Objects
  • Crystal Analysis parameters
  • Crystal Analysis actions
  • Data Analysis and Calculations including an introduction to Multi-Dimensional Expressions (MDX) and Crystal OLAP Syntax (COS)
  • Report Options menu

Part I. Crystal Reports Design

Creating and Designing Basic Reports

Selecting and Grouping Data

Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data

Understanding and Implementing Formulas

Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

Part II. Formatting Crystal Reports

Fundamentals of Report Formatting

Working with Report Sections

Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps

Custom Formatting Techniques

Part III. Advanced Crystal Reports Design

Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting

Using Subreports and Multi-Pass Reporting

Using Formulas and Custom Functions

Designing Effective Report Templates

Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports

Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data with Crystal Reports

Part IV. Enterprise Report Design Analytic, Web-based, and Excel Report Design

Introduction to Crystal Repository

Crystal Reports Semantic Layer Business Views

Creating Crystal Analysis Reports

Advanced Crystal Analysis Report Design

Ad-Hoc Application and Excel Plug-in for Ad-Hoc and Analytic Reporting

Part V. Web Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise

Using Crystal Enterprise with Web Desktop

Crystal Enterprise Architecture

Planning Considerations When Deploying Crystal Enterprise

Deploying Crystal Enterprise in a Complex Network Environment

Administering and Configuring Crystal Enterprise

Part VI. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Reports Components

Java Reporting Components

Crystal Reports .NET Components

COM Reporting Components

Part VII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Crystal Enterprise Viewing Reports

Crystal Enterprise Embedded Report Modification and Creation

Part VIII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Professional

Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Professional Object Model

Creating Enterprise Reports Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part I

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

Appendix A. Using Sql Queries In Crystal Reports

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

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Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
Special Edition Using Crystal Reports 10
ISBN: 0789731134
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 341
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