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Crystal Reports by Neil FitzGerald

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CHAPTER 3FILTERING, SORTING, AND SUMMARIZING DATA

In this chapter

Introduction

Filtering the Data in Your Report

Learning to Sort Records

Working with the Sort Expert

Creating Effective Summaries

Troubleshooting

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Nesting Formulas

INTRODUCTION

In the first two chapters, you created reports that display the rows of data in your database onto the report surface with minimal manipulation of that data. The value of Crystal Reports is its inherent capacity to convert those rows of raw data into valuable information. The information reveals something about the data that cannot be found by simply poring over pages and pages of records. In the previous chapter, you began to take advantage of the power of Crystal Reports ...

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