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Crystal Reports 2008 for Dummies

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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.Crystal Reports XI For Dummiesis being updated to reflect the new features of the Crystal Reports reporting tool, which greatly enhance the program's ease of use. New features This book shows newcomers to Crystal Reports how to use Crystal Reports to generate reports (which look good and make sense) from the data in databases. The book includes a jump-start chapter on creating a simple report and then moves on to basic and advanced reporting features: retrieving data from databases; sorting, grouping, and totaling result sets; formatting reports; using report templates; sorting groups; making correlations with cross-tab reports; working with formulas; combining reports with OLE; creating and updating OLAP reports; adding geographic detail with maps; and publishing reports. New features to be covered include: Dynamic prompts Cascading prompts Drag & drop charts Image pointers HTML report preview

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 eas
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