Crystal Reports 10: The Complete Reference by George Peck

By George Peck

Covers new gains - structure Painter, company perspectives, enhancements to the repository, Java and .NET help, and moreCreate visually beautiful stories and submit them on the internet with Crystal experiences 10 and aid from this finished source. even if you are a newbie or an influence person searching for solutions to quickly questions, many examples and guidance, in addition to transparent discussions of the recent and enhanced beneficial properties, make this essential office better half. you are going to discover ways to produce compelling, professional-looking experiences that converse content material successfully utilizing useful beneficial properties akin to charts, complicated formulation utilizing customized services, sorting and grouping, the up to date repository, new enterprise perspectives, and extra. Then, detect easy methods to combine your experiences with visible uncomplicated, visible Studio .NET, and Java. Plus, agenda and look at your stories on the net with Crystal company 10. * layout and advance page-published caliber experiences * customise your record info utilizing formulation - from simple arithmetic computations to complete Basic-like formulation * shop document gadgets within the up-to-date repository for organization-wide sharing * Simplify advanced database constructions with re-creation 10 company perspectives * satisfy refined reporting standards with subreports * time table and examine experiences on the internet with Crystal firm 10 * Create interactive reviews utilizing parameter fields, drill-down, links, and controlled navigation * Export experiences to universal dossier codecs like Microsoft note or Excel, Acrobat PDF, HTML, XML, and others * strengthen customized internet and home windows functions to combine experiences utilizing visible simple, visible Studio .NET, or Java * Create reviews in line with specific facts resources, resembling OLAP databases, Microsoft Outlook folders, internet server logs, and XML facts George Peck is an the world over famous advisor, educator, developer, speaker, and best-selling writer of Crystal experiences specialist effects and 4 earlier variants of Crystal experiences: the entire Reference. he's president of The Ablaze staff, a session and schooling enterprise focusing on Crystal stories and Crystal company.

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This is handy if you want to create the same groups as you would by using Ascending or Descending order, but place the groups in the specific order you desire. After you create your named groups and click OK on the Change Group Options dialog box, the report will reflect your new grouping. Figure 3-6 shows a report grouped by the five geographic areas described previously. If you wish to change any of your specified grouping options, or remove them altogether so that records appear in their own groups, just use the steps mentioned previously to change an existing group.

With string fields, it returns the Nth value alphabetically (for example, if there are three records containing FedEx and two records containing UPS, Nth largest when N equals 2 will be UPS, and Nth largest when N equals 3 will be FedEx). Nth Smallest Returns the third, fifth, tenth (and so forth) smallest value in the group. For example, Nth smallest with N equaling 1 returns the smallest value in the group. When you choose this function, an additional box appears in which you can enter the value for N.

A bar chart is better for comparing items over time, or other comparisons that aren't “piece of the pie” oriented. For example, if you are graphing sales for the past five years, grouped by state, you would see a bar chart on each state comparing the sales for the past five years. Caution Crystal Reports 10 contains a limited number of maps. If you use a field that contains geographic values that Crystal Reports can’t resolve to an existing map, the map may not show any meaningful data, or it may show up as a blank area on your report.

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