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Crystal Reports XI: Official Guide

Book Description

The authorized guide to the latest edition of the #1 business intelligence software product - Crystal Reports. More than 16 million licenses of Crystal Reports have been shipped to date.  This book is a reference designed to provide hands-on guidance for the latest release of the product suite. The latest version of Crystal Reports and the Business Objects enterprise reporting suite delivers vast product enhancements and a tighter integration that will drive upgrades from licensees. Brand new features (e.g. Dynamic and Cascading Parameter Generation) will also appeal to new audiences. Over 1 million new Business Intelligence licensees will be migrating to the Crystal Enterprise Reporting platform, as this is the first release of the software with the existing Business Objects (BO) products being integrated into the Crystal infrastructure. As Business Objects insiders, the authors bring unique and valuable real-world perspectives on implementations and uses of the Crystal Reports product. The book also includes content, tutorials and samples for reporting within the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and J2EE development environments and also on top of the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and the Peoplesoft platform. Advanced content on report distribution and integration into the secured managed reporting solution known as Business Objects Enterprise XI, is also now included in this definitive user guide with coverage on the new Web Services SDK.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. About The Lead Author
  6. About the Contributing Authors
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want To Hear From You!
  10. Foreword
  11. Introduction
  12. Part I: Crystal Report Design
    1. Chapter 1: Creating and Designing Basic Reports
    2. Chapter 2: Selecting and Grouping Data
    3. Chapter 3: Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding and Implementing Formulas
    5. Chapter 5: Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting
  13. Part II: Formatting Crystal Reports
    1. Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Report Formatting
    2. Chapter 7: Working with Report Sections
    3. Chapter 8: Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps
    4. Chapter 9: Custom Formatting Techniques
  14. Part III: Advanced Crystal Report Design
    1. Chapter 10: Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting
    2. Chapter 11: Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting
    3. Chapter 12: Using Subreports for Advanced Reports
    4. Chapter 13: Using Formulas and Custom Functions
    5. Chapter 14: Designing Effective Report Templates
    6. Chapter 15: Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports
    7. Chapter 16: Formatting Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data
  15. Part IV: Enterprise Report Design—Analytic, Web-Based, and Excel Report Design
    1. Chapter 17: Introduction to the BusinessObjects XI Repository
    2. Chapter 18: Using a Semantic Layer—Business Views and Universes
    3. Chapter 19: Creating OLAP Intelligence Reports
    4. Chapter 20: Introduction to Web Intelligence
    5. Chapter 21: Using Reports Explorer for Ad Hoc Web Reporting and Microsoft Integration
  16. Part V: Web Report Distribution—Using BusinessObjects Enterprise and Crystal Reports Server
    1. Chapter 22: Introduction to Crystal Reports Server
    2. Chapter 23: Introduction to BusinessObjects Enterprise
    3. Chapter 24: Using InfoView
    4. Chapter 25: BusinessObjects Enterprise Architecture
    5. Chapter 26: Planning Considerations When Deploying BusinessObjects Enterprise
    6. Chapter 27: Administering and Configuring BusinessObjects Enterprise
  17. Part VI: Customized Report Distribution—Using Crystal Reports’ Components
    1. Chapter 28: Java Reporting Components
    2. Chapter 29: Crystal Reports .NET Components
  18. Part VII: Customized Report Distribution—Using BusinessObjects Enterprise and Crystal Reports Server
    1. Chapter 30: Using the BusinessObjects Enterprise APIs
    2. Chapter 31: Using the Web Components
    3. Chapter 32: Using the Web Service’s SDK
    4. Chapter 33: BusinessObjects Enterprise—Customizing the Crystal Reports Viewers
    5. Chapter 34: Crystal Report Modification and Creation APIs
  19. Part VIII: Web Chapters
    1. Chapter 35: COM Reporting Components
    2. Chapter 36: Deploying BusinessObjects Enterprise in a Complex Network Environment
    3. Appendix A: Using SQL Queries in Crystal Reports
  20. Index