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

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Chapter 8 Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps

In this chapter

Introduction 204

Using the Chart Expert 204

Using the Map Expert 214

Modifying Chart and Map Properties 220

Troubleshooting 228

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Complex Charts 228

Introduction

Chapter 2, “Selecting and Grouping Data,” and Chapter 3, “Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data,” introduced the importance of grouping and summarizing in report generation. When doing so for business users, it is often effective to present these groups and summarizations using various visualization techniques. The charting and mapping features in Crystal Reports provide a very effective way to communicate relevant information using powerful visualization techniques.

Charts and maps ...

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