Crystal Reports 9 essentials by The BridgeBuilder Company, Jill Howe, William McRae, Scott

By The BridgeBuilder Company, Jill Howe, William McRae, Scott Spanbauer

Written by way of running shoes and specialists, Crystal studies nine necessities courses you step-by-step during the means of developing your individual reviews with this most modern model. commence with the fundamentals of conceptualizing your file. Then flow directly to complex issues, together with growing customized services, including charts, and publishing Crystal stories to the internet. the ultimate bankruptcy contains information for document improvement tasks designed that can assist you comprehend the layout technique and are available up with a suitable technique to meet your reporting wishes.

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The Analyzer is gone, with all chart and mapping functions built into the Designer. TE 16 New Function for Drill-Down Summary Reports A new function built just for formatting drill-down reports, DrillDownGroupLevel allows you to specify exactly which drill-down level you want a particular section to show. This is critical for controlling when certain sections are viewed. Suppress Blank Subreports Option A formatting option specifically for subreports provides the opportunity to suppress blank subreports so other formulas are no longer needed to suppress the subreport or section if no data is collected.

Part II explains topics in more detail, gives step-by-step instructions, and provides extra information and hints as to how to use the functionality in Crystal Reports to meet your specific needs. Though this group of chapters may seem like a tremendous amount of material to master, once you get a feel for how Crystal Reports functions with the easy-touse menus and commands, you will see how much flexibility all these functions give your reports. ◆ Chapter 3—Connecting to Your Database and Linking Data ◆ Chapter 4—Selecting Records ◆ Chapter 5—Sorting, Grouping, and Totaling Data on Your Report ◆ Chapter 6—Formatting Your Report Part III—Advanced Reporting Topics Advanced reporting may be intimidating at first, but do not let it be!

You must select a field to group by in order to use the Totals page. Adding Summaries On the Summaries page, you can specify whether you want to add any summaries or subtotals to the report. Crystal calculates summaries and subtotals; all you need to do is specify which field you want the function to act upon and which summary function you want to use. To add a summary to a report: 1. Click the field you want to summarize in the Available Fields list. Click the forward arrow button (>) to add the field to the Summarized Fields list.

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