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Crystal Reports by Neil FitzGerald

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CHAPTER 14DESIGNING EFFECTIVE REPORT TEMPLATES

In this chapter

Understanding the Importance of Reuse in Reporting

Understanding Report Templates

Using Report Templates

Using Existing Crystal Reports as Templates

Understanding How Templates Work

Creating Useful Report Templates

Using Template Field Objects

Using Report Templates to Reduce Report Creation Effort

Applying Multiple Templates

Exporting Capabilities in Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Standardized Templates

Troubleshooting

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF REUSE IN REPORTING

Up to now, you’ve been creating feature-rich reports that are very functional. Most likely, no two of the resulting reports from the previous chapters have a consistent look and feel.

One of the ...

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