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Crystal Reports XI: Official Guide by Michael Voloshko, Annette Jonker, James Edkins, Neil FitzGerald

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Chapter 2 Selecting and Grouping Data

In this chapter

Introduction 54

Understanding Field Objects 54

Working with Groups 65

Understanding Drill-down Reports 72

Troubleshooting 75

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Group on a Formula 76

Introduction

The Field Explorer, which was introduced in Chapter 1, “Creating and Designing Basic Reports,” provides a quick and easy way to select and display fields on your report and then easily drag and drop them onto the Report Design area. In addition to choosing existing fields from your selected data sources, the Field Explorer enables you to create calculated (formula) fields, parameter fields, running total fields, and group summary fields, as well as choose from a predefined set of default special fields. ...

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