Getting Started With
Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
First Edition August 2010
ISBN-10: 1-935208-12-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-935208-12-9
LCCN: 2010932818

438 Pages
Price $49.95 US

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Table Of Contents

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If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of step-by-step instructions and screen shots to let you know that you are mastering Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010 design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. Getting Started With Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010 book is a self-paced guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you over the rough areas, and enhance your Crystal Reports knowledge. In a user-friendly way, you will tackle the topics listed below and much, much more, without getting "stressed" out. You will learn the skills required to become an effective report designer.

- Basic reporting skills and report design techniques
- Database concepts
- Connect to a database
- Create reports using the wizards and from scratch
- Select, sort, group and summarize data
- Create charts
- Use the Formula Editor and Formula Workshop to manipulate data and create formulas
- Create Top N reports

Crystal Reports is the most popular report writing software on the market. Getting Started Wrih Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010 will lead the novice and intermediate user through the features of Crystal Reports, which will take your skills to the next level. This book is not for Crystal Reports advanced or power users. To help you become familiar with the options, Getting Started With Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010 contains over 600 screen shots that provide a visual tour of the software.

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Table Of Contents

Lesson 1 - Getting Started With Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010
Lesson 2 - Toolbars, Menus And Customization Options
Lesson 3 - Database Terminology And Crystal Reports Workspace Overview
Lesson 4 - Create Your First Report
Lesson 5 - Create Reports From Scratch
Lesson 6 - Aligning Objects On A Report
Lesson 7 - Editing And Formatting Reports
Lesson 8 - Using Subsections And Special Fields
Lesson 9 - Selecting Records
Lesson 10 - Grouping, Sorting And Summarizing Records
Lesson 11 - Creating Custom Groups
Lesson 12 - Report Wizards
Lesson 13 - Cross-Tab Reports
Lesson 14 - Printing And Exporting Reports
Lesson 15 - Formulas And Functions
Lesson 16 - Conditional Formatting
Lesson 17 - Creating Charts
Lesson 18 - Formatting And Editing Charts
Lesson 19 - Getting Started With Parameter Fields
Lesson 20 - Dynamic And Cascading Parameter Fields

Lesson 21 - Additional Crystal Reports Functionality

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