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Crystal Reports by Neil FitzGerald

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CHAPTER 5IMPLEMENTING PARAMETERS FOR DYNAMIC REPORTING

In this chapter

Introduction

Understanding the Value of Parameters

Creating and Implementing Parameter Fields

Using Parameters with Record Selections

Using Parameters with Top/Bottom N Group Selections

Creating and Implementing Dynamic and Cascading Parameters

Using the Parameter Panel in the Preview Tab

Troubleshooting

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Custom Filtering

INTRODUCTION

A common goal of report design is providing a single report that can service very specific reporting requirements and accommodate a large audience of business users. Parameter fields enable you to satisfy this requirement and provide three primary benefits:

  Additional level of interactivity for business users ...

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