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

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Chapter 21 Using Reports Explorer for Ad Hoc Web Reporting and Microsoft Integration

In this chapter

Introducing Ad Hoc Reporting Conceptually 512

The Crystal Reports Explorer Application 513

BusinessObjects Live Office Add-In 527

Summary 539

Introducing Ad Hoc Reporting Conceptually

Too many competing definitions of Ad Hoc reporting exist to dispense with any introduction. This chapter does not pretend to address the larger question of defining Ad Hoc as a concept, but rather seeks to place the Crystal Reports Explorer tool into context as an Ad Hoc reporting tool. Simply put, Ad Hoc reporting or queries are impromptu questions you put to the data to extract answers. Although many permutations exist, from systems that enable the end user to ...

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