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CHAPTER 16FORMATTING MULTIDIMENSIONAL REPORTING AGAINST OLAP DATA

In this chapter

Introduction to OLAP

OLAP Concepts and OLAP Reporting

Recently Added or Changed OLAP Features in Crystal Reports

Using the OLAP Report Creation Wizard and OLAP Expert

Advanced OLAP Reporting

Troubleshooting

Crystal Reports in the Real World—OLAP Summary Report with Drill-Down

INTRODUCTION TO OLAP

The first 15 chapters exposed you to a wide variety of the reporting capabilities found in Crystal Reports. Up to this point, however, all the reports you created were based on relational data sources, often known as Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) databases, where most organizations generally keep their operational data.

In many organizations and for many people ...

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